Policeman shoots 34 year old man over N2,000


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A mobile policeman in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, allegedly shot a 34-year-old Adamu Mohammed, over an argument of N2,000 unpaid fees for a menial job.

According to Mohammed’s family, the victim was shot last Tuesday by the mobile policeman after an argument with a woman who hired him to clear a portion of land close to her home at Erepa Road and dumped at the Federal Medical Centre.
Residents who claimed to have witnessed the incident, said the shooting took place after an argument ensued with the woman over the amount to pay for the job and Mohammed’s squabble with a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, officer.

They said the policeman shot him in the thigh to demobilise him.

Mohammed, who refused to file a formal complaint against the policeman for fear of retaliation accused the woman who awarded him the menial job of cheating.

Mohammed said: “We agreed on N3,000. But after I finished the work, she said she will pay N1,000. I got angry and she called in some policemen guarding the home of a senior police officer on Erepa Road.

“The first person that came was a Civil Defence man and he claimed I stabbed him, and the mobile policeman, without asking questions, shot me in the thigh.”

The policemen on guard duty at the residence of the unidentified senior officer, pleaded with Mohammed’s family to give them time to raise money for his treatment and leave out formal complaint against them.

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Mohammed, according to the family, has since been taken to Bauchi for traditional treatment.

When the spokesman of the state Police Command, Asimi Butswat, was contacted for comments, he said though he was not aware of any formal complaint by the purported victim, the action of the victim was suspicious and has the semblance of an armed robbery suspect.

Vanguard.

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