The Niger state police command has arrested one of its police officer named as inspector Isa Mohd who was reported to have shot to death a J5 Bus driver and injured his conductor in early hours of Saturday at a check point along Tegina-Lagos Road in Mashegu Local Government area of Niger state.
Eye witness account said the police officer who is an inspector by rank had demanded for a tip from the driver who in the process did not give something substantial which resulted to an argument and as the driver turn to walk toward his vehicle, the inspector cock and fired at him.
The bullet pierced through the edge of the driver abdomen went out through his back killing him on the spot before hitting his conductor on the leg living him with a fracture but was immediately rush to a nearby hospital.
The situation infuriated members of the public who decided to barricades the road and were later join by drivers to protest the killing of one of their colleagues.
The police public relation officer of the command, DSP Bala Elkana when contacted confirmed the the incidence saying “ The police man has been arrested and detained.
He said the commissioner of police CP Zubairu Abubakar has ordered for an in-depth investigation in to the case and that the police officer will be tried in police orderly room”
He however advised members of the public to remain calm, as investigation is going on saying that “ it has been a long while now without recording this type of reckless killing by the officers of NPF since when an order was directed to stop given weapon to junior police officers on duty that takes alcohols.