Lagos Police Inspector shot man dead over N200 bribe
A Police Inspector identified as Paul Joseph has been arrested for shooting a motorcyclist dead over alleged N200 bribe in Lagos.
The incident occurred at Kilo Bus Stop in Surulere, Lagos Mainland Thursday morning.
It was gathered that the policemen who was with two others in a patrol vehicle had stopped the deceased, Ademola Moshood and requested the usual money which the motorcyclist refused to give them because he had closed business for the day and was homebound.
Angered by his refusal, Joseph was said to have moved closer to the man, cocked his gun and shot him on the head.
According to witnesses, the policemen were attached to Soloki Division Aguda and had his behind a van when protesters stormed the station to demand justice.
They alleged that the policemen after killing the man, fled the scene with his motorcycle, leaving his body on the ground.
They identified the other policemen as AK and Patrick, appealing to the Police Commissioner Zubairu Muazu to investigate the issue and charge the culprits for murder.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) said the Commissioner Zubairu Muazu had ordered that the culprit be detained and tried.
“The Inspector is in detention. He is being investigated and the circumstances that led to the shooting. We do not know what led to the shooting and we would not want to preempt the investigation. But be assured that the Commissioner of Police will not tolerate any unprofessional conduct. Details of the investigation will be made known.”