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Policeman arrested for allegedly shooting 19-year-old barber dead in Abuja

A yet-to-be identified police officer has been arrested by operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja police command for allegedly killing a 19-year-old barber, Jonah Samson, in Dutse-Apo area on Saturday, October 3.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the trigger-happy police officer allegedly stormed the community with threats of killing one or two people and fired a gunshot into the air.

Reports revealed that the police officer allegedly fired another one which sadly hit the barber who was pronounced dead at the hospital where he was rushed to after residents of the area appealed to him to stop.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT police command, ASP Yusuf Mariam confirmed the incident.

Mariam said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, has ordered an investigation into the incident and that the accused police officer has been arrested and will be charged accordingly.

“The Police Officer identified to have shot the deceased has been arrested, detained and will be charged accordingly.

“While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to guarantee members of the public that the Command will be lucid in its investigation and ensure the findings are made public,” the statement read.

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