A policeman was on Tuesday, lynched to death for killing a 37-year-old man in self-defence.
This was disclosed by the spokesman for the command, Deputy Superintendent of police, Fwaje Atajiri who warned that people must not take the laws into their hands.
An eyewitness told the story of how a certain police corporal, 38 year old Adamu Abba was hit on his motorbike by a commercial tricycle operator (Keke NAPEP) at Bello Sabon Kudi Junction while on his way to work.
Things will get really messy as the corporal was trying to ensure that the person that hit him and destroyed his motorcycle was brought to justice.
According to the report, other tricycle and motorcycle operators gathered and tried to cover up for the Keke NAPEP operator for their colleague.
However, arguments will take centre stage and the angered Mobile Police Corporal in self-defence shot and killed 37-year old Mallam Gana who was at the fore front of those trying to prevail over him on the matter.
It was gathered that he thereafter ran into the office of the secretary of the Gombe Emirate Council for cover while he called his other superior colleagues and explained the matter to them.
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However, before the arrival of the Police, the mob forced its way into the Secretary’s office and lynched the Mobile police personnel to death, The Nation reports.
Atajiri described the incident as regrettable and condemned the action of the mobbed policeman for shooting the deceased that led to his lynching.
He said: “Even with the shooting of the deceased, which was wrong, the Police officer showed restrain while the dangerous angry mob was after him because, out of the 30 rounds of ammunition released to him, 29 were found intact.”
Meanwhile, operatives of the Edo state police command have also arrested a young man for allegedly siphoning diesel from a truck belonging to a beverage company located at Ikpoba Hill, in Ikpoba Okha local government area of the state.