An officer of the Nigeria Police Force has reportedly shot dead an Okada rider in Imo State for allegedly refusing to give him a fifty naira bribe.
It was reported that the motorcycle rider whose identity is yet to be revealed was murdered by the officer after he refused to give him the money he demanded as a punishment for not wearing his face mask.
The incident has since yesterday caused unrest at Banana junction, Orlu community of Imo where the disturbing incident happened.
Confirming the report, an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said, “The bike man was stopped by the police officer who was on a stop-and-search duty and asked why he wasn’t wearing a face mask.”
“The officer said that he did not want to hear any other thing that he (Okada) man has committed an offence and must pay for it. He stretched out his hand out to the Okada man to do the needful,” said the witness.
He added, “But the Okada man refused but pleaded that he did not have any money with him and that he will do something next time. The policeman was not satisfied with the response and he cocked his gun and the next thing we heard was a gunshot.”
Reacting to the incident, Nigerian Human Rights Activist, Segun Awosanya, better known as SegaLink took to his Twitter account to urge the Police authority to ensure that the officer who is said to be an Inspector is made to face the full wrath of law without further delay.
He tweeted, “The officer that did this must be made to face the full wrath of the law without delay. This should not be left to the state command. Kindly invite him & his supervisor to the FHQ.”
See the tweet below;
The officer that did this must be made to face the full wrath of the law without delay. This should not be left to the state command. Kindly invite him & his supervisor to the FHQ. @PoliceNG_CRU @AcpIshaku @PoliceNG @SIAF_NG #EndImpunity ? https://t.co/qvLXLtoxQJ
— Segun Awosanya®? (@segalink) July 10, 2020
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