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Policeman who killed 20-year-old in Adamawa arrested



Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a police officer who allegedly shot and killed a commercial motorcycle operator in Maiha local government area of the state.

Reports also has it that the officer shot the 20-year-old because he failed to give him N100 bribe at a checkpoint.

The command spokesman, Sulaiman Nguroje, who confirmed the development to journalists in Yola on Tuesday, said the incident occurred at about 9:00 a.m. on Monday in Maiha town.

He said: “The officer is currently under arrest and the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olugbenga Adeyanju, has given a directive for a thorough investigation into the matter.

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“As soon as the investigation is completed, the suspected officer will be charged to court for appropriate action.”

He also cautioned officers and men were given rifles to protect lives, not to take lives of innocent citizens.

He therefore called on the Citizens to remain calm and not taking matters into there own hands.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.