A policeman who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist for refusing to pay N100 bribe at a checkpoint in Maiha local government of Adamawa state, has been arrested.
The security operative who reportedly killed the 20-year-old commercial motorcycle operator has been identified as police corporal, Richard Zaphet. The incident sparked off a crisis in Wuro-ba Adamu village but was brought under control.
Sulaiman Nguroje, the state police command spokesperson confirmed the incident on Wednesday June 3. He said the arrested police officer is now facing investigation.
“Yes the policeman in question Cpl. Richard Zaphet has since been arrested and brought to the State CID.
“The commissioner of police has directed an assistant commissioner of police to investigate and report for immediate action. The command assures all and sundry that justice will be done on the matter.”