Men of the Adamawa Police Command have arrested a police officer who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist for refusing to pay N100 bribe at a checkpoint in Maiha local government, Adamawa state.
The officer who reportedly killed the 20-year-old commercial motorcycle operator has been identified as police corporal, Richard Zaphet.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident sparked off a crisis in Wuro-ba Adamu village but was brought under control.
Reacting to the sad incident, the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje confirmed the incident on Wednesday, June 3.
The PPRO said the arrested police officer is now facing investigation.
“Yes the policeman in question Cpl. Richard Zaphet has since been arrested and brought to the State CID.
“The commissioner of police has directed an assistant commissioner of police to investigate and report for immediate action. The command assures all and sundry that justice will be done on the matter.”