A trigger-happy policeman has been fingered in the brutal murder of a commercial bus driver in Kaduna.
According to a Facebook user, Mohammed Grema Adamu, the driver, Saminu Barau, a father of three, was killed in cold-blood by a police officer around the Maraban Jos area of the state on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, during a raid in the area.
The late driver who was popularly known as Danlami was said to be nursing a fractured leg and could not run when the police stormed the area and following an altercation, the police officer identified simply as Kura (Hyena), shot him dead.
In demanding justice for the late man, Adamu has created a hashtag, #Justice4Danlami, to press for justice for the man.
Here is what he wrote on his Facebook wall:
"A father of 3, commercial bus driver; Saminu Bara'u popularly known as Danlami, was killed in cold-blood by a police officer in Maraban Jos, Kaduna State.
The incidence occurred around 8pm on Tuesday, 15th November 2016, while the victim was seated outside his residence in Maraban Jos, when a team of police stormed the area in the name of patrol.
Having a fractured leg and being innocent, Danlami remain seated as the police arrived. One Police officer nicknamed KURA (literally mean Hyena), ordered Danlami to stand up and run or he would shoot him but he (Danlami) calmly replied that he could run because his leg is fractured, displaying his crutches.
Unfortunately for Danlami, the barbaric KURA shot him to dead. Immediately after he shot Danlami, angry youths descended on KURA and were about to take jungle justice on him.
It took the intervention of some respected elders and a human right activist (name withheld) to rescue him.
The case has since been filed at Unguwan Sanusi Police Station and we learned that KURA was transferred to State CID.
Our fear is the usual; we don't want the case dead at arrival just because a Police officer is involved.
Let us stand up for justice! Let us think of his wife and 3 kids! The state government should do something!! The IGP should ensure KURA is brought to book!!!
Keep sharing until justice is done. All we want is #Justice4Danlami."
Police brutality and trigger-happy police officers killing innocent Nigerians in cold blood have been prevalent in the country for many years with the perpetrators hardly convicted.
In most cases, they are given light sentences or simply transferred out of their locations and the case would just die a natural death simply because one of their own is involved.