A motorcycle rider identified as Biola has been beaten to death by police officers on Wednesday in Oyo state at Photo area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the deceased, Biola was on his way to the hospital to pick his wife when he was killed for refusing to pay the policemen a bribe of N50.
A witness simply identified as Segun told newsmen that he was on his way to work when he witnessed the scene.
The witness alleged that policemen in the area daily engaged in the extortion of commercial bus drivers and motorcyclists popularly called Okada.
“The officers stopped the deceased and were trying to extort money from him but he did not give them because he was rushing to the hospital to pick his wife.
“The officers insisted that he must give them money and weren’t listening to anything he was saying. Next thing we knew, one of them went to his side, hit him with his gun. Not satisfied, others joined and he was beaten mercilessly until he died,” the witness said.