Taraba: Police Officer, 2 others Killed Over Bribery Scandal At Checkpoint
Against the backdrop announced by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase that all police officers should desist the check point Centre and shunned illegal extortion on highway, a policeman station at Taraba has shot two persons to death because they refused to cooperate with the bribery bid.
The incident which took place at Chediya village along Wukari- Benue highway rendered two persons killed include a co-driver of a trailer full of cows and the man in charge of controlling the cows.
The anxiety behind the death result when the mobile police officer insisted the sum of N1000 bribe from the trailer driver before passing and the driver thereafter decline to the bid.
A witness, Mallam Babba, told our reporter that the head driver begged the policeman to collect N500 instead of the usual N1000 because he had exhausted his money at other checkpoints.
According to the witness, the police officer refused to collect the N500 saying the trailer driver was disrespecting him.
The driver then exited the trailer to appeal further. Instead, the police opened fire and killed the co-driver and another man, herding the cows in the trailer.
The angry youth in the community went on rampage killed the policeman and burnt the police patrol vehicle at the checkpoint.