Police officer allegedly shoots truck driver dead in Jos


A police officer under the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU), in Plateau State, has shot dead a truck driver around Vom area of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

At the time of his death, the deceased Usain Adamu was a driver of an Indomie truck.

The spokesman of the Plateau State Police, Ubah Gabriel, who confirmed the incident, stated the affected police officer had since been arrested and detained, adding that investigation was ongoing in the matter.

The driver’s assistant who witnessed the incident said, “After we got to the checkpoint; that’s the revenue collectors’ station, we stopped. One of the policemen requested the driver to come down however the driver said he won’t come down because he had not carried anything and the container was empty. He asked the police to check the container if there was something inside. We told them (police) that the container was empty because we were heading to Port Harcourt.

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“We asked him to even check the container to see for himself. He stated we should come down and before we knew what was happening, the policeman on the other side shot him (the driver) on his head and he died.”

The father of the victim, Adamu Muhammed, who expressed dissatisfaction over the development, stated he would never forgive the killer, saying he shouldn’t be allowed to go free.

He stated, “He’s my first son and the only child of his mom. He has been the breadwinner of the family. I call on the police authorities to, as a matter of fairness, guarantee justice in the killing of my son.”



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