For refusing to part with a N50 bribe, a commercial motorcyclist has been shot dead by a policeman in Ebonyi State.In Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Wednesday, a commercial motorcycle rider, Ofim Ejike, was allegedly shot dead by a trigger-happy policeman, Onyebuchi Nweke.
The sergeant, attached to the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, had allegedly shot Ejike for refusing to part with a N50 bribe.
The anti-kidnapping team was said to be conducting a stop and search at Anan World Junction, Waterworks Road, when they flagged down the motorcycle rider at the checkpoint.
A witness, Okwuchukwu Unata, explained that Ejike, who had a female passenger, was ordered by the operatives to pay N50.
He said, “While he was trying to park, the killer sergeant cocked his AK-47 rifle and shot him in the face at close range.”
Another witness, Sunday Nwefuru, explained that the policeman who shot the victim had an altercation with other team members before the incident occurred.
The shooting was said to have resulted in violent confrontation as youths of the area made bonfires on Udemezue and Waterworks roads and barricaded adjoining streets to demand justice for the victim.
Reacting to the incident, the leader of commercial motorcycle riders in the state, Mr. Reverend Akuma, described it as unfortunate, saying it should not have happened considering the harmonious working relationship between the union and the police.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Lovet Odah, disclosed that the killer policeman had been tried as of Wednesday at the anti-kidnapping unit and had subsequently been dismissed from the Force.
“No stone will be left unturned to ensure justice for the victim, Ofim Ejike,” she said.
Blasphemy: Grieving Deborah Samuel’s parents break silence, make shocking revelations (Video)
BBNaija star, Kiddwaya laments after unfortunate incidence that deformed his face and lips (Video)
Funke Akindele Finally Reveals the Names of Her Twin Boys (Video)
2023 PDP Ticket: What Peter Obi Did Ahead Of Atiku & Other Aspirants That Could Favour Him (Details below)
Sokoto Commissioner’s Aide Threatens Death For More Christians Who Disrespect Prophet Mohammed (Details below)
I Killed Her, Burnt Her And You Won’t Do Anything About It – Man Proudly Reveals Himself In A Video For Setting Deborah Ablaze (Details below)
“Baby number 2 on the way” – Fans reacts as Regina Daniels flaunts baby bump (Photos)
SO SAD: Watch Full Video Of Deborah Samuel Killed In Sokoto For Insulting Muhammad (Video below)
- News16 hours ago
Buhari’s Daughter Breaks Silence Over Killing Of Deborah After Sharing Video Of An Islamic Scholar That Said What Should Be Done To People Who Insult The Prophet (Video below)
- Entertainment1 day ago
Korra Obidi’s husband, Justin Dean shares evidence after accusing wife of affair while pregnant with Athena
- Entertainment2 days ago
“Yes I did” – Korra Obidi reveals how and when she cheated on husband (Video)
- Crime2 days ago
SO PAINFUL: Deborah’s Last Words Before She Died As She Pleaded For Mercy – “I Wonder What The Killers Hope To Achieve” (Details below)