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Saturday, December 24, 2016

AGAIN? Policeman Kills An Igbo Driver For Refusing To Give Bribe

A trigger-happy policeman, Mr. Pius Senu, has shot and killed a driver, Michael Ishola, at Awo in
the Egbedore area of Osun State.

According to reports, The driver was allegedly shot dead following his refusal to pay a sum of money as a bribe which the policeman allegedly demanded from him.

Sadly, Ishola’s wife was just delivered of a baby about two weeks ago.

According to Punch, the man earlier passed through the road and was made to bribe the policeman, but he was said to have refused to give another bribe when the cop allegedly demanded a fresh one while he was returning from his trip.

The officer was said to have started hitting Ishola’s vehicle with the butt of his riffle and threatened to kill the driver if he refused to pay the money he demanded.

The 48-year-old policeman was said to have shot the driver in the stomach and he died on the spot.

On realising that the driver had died, the officer and his colleagues were said to have fled the scene, while some residents and passengers reported the case at a nearby police station.

The killer policeman was arraigned at a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday for murder.

Officer Senu was arraigned on one count of murder.

His plea was not taken by Magistrate Adejoke Olowolagba, who ordered that he should be remanded in the Ilesa Prison and adjourned the case till February 9, 2017, for mention.
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