A police corporal attached to the Ogun State Police Command, Abdullahi Yahuza, has been arrested for allegedly shooting dead a commercial vehicle driver, Olumide Likinyo, at the Sagamu tollgate area on the Lagos-Benin Expressway, because the driver refused to give him a bribe.
The 42-year-old driver, a father of six, who was conveying some passengers and their goods from Lagos to Okitipupa in Ondo State, was said to have been stopped by the police at the toll gate and demanded for money from the man and when he refused, the corporal who was part of the team, got angry at his impudence and shot at him.
A passenger who was in the vehicle, Folake Egbeuwalo, said the police officer shot at Likinyo whose wife is heavy with their seventh child, without any provocation whatsoever.
“The late driver was taking us from Lagos to Ondo State. When we got to Sagamu tollgate, the policemen on the road asked the driver to park.
As the driver came out and stood beside the vehicle, the policeman moved to the other side of the road and shot him dead,” Egbeuwalo narrated.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the murder, stating that Yahuza had been arrested.
“The Divisional Police Officer in the area informed the Commissioner of Police, that a corporal fired at the driver of a commercial vehicle, and the driver died.
We have arrested the corporal and he will face the full wrath of the law. We are going to treat the matter departmentally before he will be charged to court.”