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Monday, 19 March 2012

Policeman shoots tanker driver over N20k bribe, kills painter with stray bullet

 An unidentified police sergeant attached to Area ‘C’ Police Command, Iponri, Surulere, Lagos, allegedly went beserk and shot a truck driver on his left hand and a stray bullet he fired killed another person while he was making efforts to escape from the scene of the incident to avoid being lynched by an angry mob.



An eyewitness said that trouble started when the cop with about five others who were operating in a (danfo) commuter bus blocked the truck with a Lagos registration number RV538 EKY driven by Saheed Mufutau (pictured above). The incident occurred at Jimoh Odutola Street, by PHCN office, Surulere, Lagos on Friday.

According to the source, the policeman, after checking the truck’s particulars and they were up to date, demanded for a N20,000 bribe which the driver pleaded he could not afford because he was in the area to off-load empty containers.

During the ensuing argument, the sergeant allegedly shot the driver in his left hand. Sensing danger, his colleagues in the danfo bus sped off and left the sergeant to his fate.
In his desperate bid to escape from the scene, the cop fired several shots into the air to scare the mob from lynching him. One of the bullets he fired hit Dotun Alawiye, a motor spray painter at a nearby workshop. He died instantly.
The erring sergeant still managed to escape with the help of a motorcyclist he forced to ferry him away from the area.

He was later arrested at Bode Thomas Police Division and handed over to the Area ‘C’ Police Command where he was serving.
 Chairman of Artisans Association at Doyin bus stop, where the deceased painter had his workshop, Mr. Gbenga Shoneye, said they heard the gun shots at the bus stop but did not know one of them had been hit by a stray bullet.

“We are appealing to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to ensure that justice is done because the deceased had a wife and four children,” he said.
Wife of the deceased Mrs. Omolara Karounwi, 30, said she was shocked to hear that her husband was killed by a stray bullet because he was an easy-going person who never got involved in any trouble.
“We had been married for 15 years and blessed with four children. How am I going to cope with the upkeep and training of the children?” she wept.
She called on the authorities to ensure that justice is done on the murder of her husband, while also soliciting for the assistance of kind Nigerians on the upkeep of her four children.

(PM NEWS)

43 comments:

Galore said...

Na wa

Anonymous said...

ONOME says.........................
They will keep pissing on our heads and calling it rain for as long as we keep suffering,smiling and hailing them.Oh Nigerians when are we going to rise up as one collective stronghold and challenge these scumbags?For how Long arewe going to swallow this bile?How much more can we bear?
Linda I am tired of all these posts;I want to see action;I want to see justice.You need to do a follow up of all these stories.Enough of the whipping of sentiments already!
I WANT TO SEE JUSTICE

Anonymous said...

WHEN THEY HAVE REMOVED ROAD BLOCKS NKO? NOWHERE TO MAKE MONI FROM,LOL!! VERY SAD SHAA FOR THE WIDOW O

Anonymous said...

Ƨ̷̜̩̌̋o sad, so many mad dogs in Police Uniform in dis our dear country. Pray ǦØD̶̲̥̅̊ sees d deceased family through.
....Olusegun

Bamidele said...

What else do you expect from Naija Police? RIP, the departed.

blogdiva said...

What i§ wrong wit our police, dï§ i§ outragious.....madame take hrt
Policman,,,i§ it poverty,senselessness or EgO becos u̲̅ av a gun of authority??? U deserve 2 b hunged

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Police no go chop?? Your govt. no dey pay dem on time or at all, and you wan make dem face armed robbers for Nothing? Abeg thank God say you still dey alive and quit whining.

Anonymous said...

The deceased wife who is 30 years....then,...we have been married for 15 years. Did she marry him at age 15? na wa oh. That said, may God help naija with this hungry blood thirsty policemen

Anonymous said...

Which kain thing be dis na?
Dat man must die too o!justice must prevail! Devil olopa!

Anonymous said...

SO SO SAD. THESE DEVILS IN BLACK DONT FEAR GOD AND HAVE NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE. GOD IS ON THE THRONE AND SOME DAY THEY SHALL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE IN THE COURT OF THE MOST HIGH. RIP

Olori said...

But is this fair??? Our policemen are so stupid,the papers were up to date so what else?and even if they weren't, y wud policemen keep asking innocent citizens for money?? Now see how he killed d innocent painter, they had better sentence him to death,this is just horrid, a shame.......the police force don't want to change............. I HATE POLICEMEN WITH A PASSION.

Fearless! said...

Nigeria and bizarre things!
May His Soul Rest in Peace!!

Alaran Wonder said...

Attention Mr. IGP, what Naija is asking for is a new mentality, better attitude and professionalism. Changing uniform is not an important aspect of reformation. Please build a new POLICE for the good of entire Nation.

Anonymous said...

Too many killings by the police. And all the IG thinks that can change the image of the NPF is change their uniform.Lord av mercy. May God strengthen the widow.

good said...

Married for 15 years and she is 30. That means she was married at 15. The nigerian police needs to be disbanded and a new force created. Each state should handle its own policing and a central police for only when a crime or criminal crosses any state line

Austin said...

When will all this rubbish stop? I want to hear the police man was linched n dismembered ***God forgive me sha***

crushman said...

God have mercy on us in this country Nigeria. The body parts especially his hands should be choped off for killing an innocent soul and injuring another.

Anonymous said...

So policemen in Lagos still misbehaves while their counterpart in the north fight to save their lives. Kai, its very pathetic.

Ada1T said...

What is happening in ds damn country.. Innocent citizens dying as a result of police bullets.. Ds country is doomed.. What kind of hoodlums r recruited into d police force to serve d pple or to kill them... It's high time d govt takes over these issues or risk losing it's citizens and equally lose it's integrity..

Anonymous said...

God will deliver us from our Nigeria police.Woman, God will comfort you and care for ur children. Lagos commissioner of Police please act fast.

Anonymous said...

Na wah ooooo. Is der any hope for the NPF?

Anonymous said...

Nigeria police koni dara funyin amin leyin ti won ni kiemagbowo loju onan mon

EVEN GOD DEY LAFF said...

linda abeg i don tire for 9ja police mata.d more u see of d nigeria police force d scarier u bcome for ur life.

Anonymous said...

She's 30 and they've been married for 15yrs ? I hope u giving us authentic news Linda o and not just making stuffs up. Abeg someone correct me if I'm wrong . I don't think this so called naija popos should be carrying guns cos majority of them are crooks in uniform. Awon weyrey oshi

Amaka's Notepad said...

Chei, dis is my area ooo. Stray bullets ke? God help us. You hear stories like this and it sounds like a movie tale till it hits close home. I hope the idiotic, greedy, evil sergernt gets what he deserves - a life sentence in a prison where he will be an asshole (literally)

KINKY BABE said...

THAT POLICEMAN IS A BASTARD AND MUST SURELY DIE COS THE BIBLE SAYS HE WHO KILLS BY THE SWORD MUST SURELY DIE BY THE SWORD.POLICEMEN ARE ALL NUISANCE IN THIS COUNTRY ARMY SHOULD TAKE OVER FROM THEM COS THEY ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING AND JUSTICE SHOULD PREVAIL,I DON'T KNOW WHAT THESE POLICEMEN ARE GAINING FROM LITTLE CHANGE THEY COLLECT FROM DRIVERS WHEN THERE IS TRAFFIC INSTEAD OF THEM TO CONTROL IT,RATHER THEY WOULD BE BIZZY COLLECTING BRIBE.MAY GOD HELP US IN THESE USELESS COUNTRY EVERY DAY WE HEAR STRANGE STORIES MORE ESPECIALLY POLICEMEN KILLING DRIVERS COS OF BRIBE SHAME UNTO NIGERIAN POLICEMEN THEY SHOULD TRAVEL ABROAD AND SEE HOW OTHER POLICEMEN BEHAVE INFACT AM ANGRY

Atobatele said...

Instead of reforming ploice they are busy changing their uniform...Bunch of tout called ploice

AUGUSTIVITY said...

HMM I HOPE THIS MAN DOESN'T GET AWAY WITH DIS DEVILISH ACT! ITS SO UNFAIR THAT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE MEANT TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS ARE THE ONES KILLING THEM.

Anonymous said...

so so sad,may his soul rest in peace.

Collins said...

Thats what u get when u recruit and arm a man who could barely communicate in pidgin English, a half wit just because he has a godfather.
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BLOGLORD said...

this is becoming too much. the guns r meant to be used to protect citizens not to kill innocent people. very disheartning!

VANESSA SYLVER said...

Enough is enough for these policemen. Ahn ahn! How long will we keep silent and watch them waste lives of innocent people. This one must not go unpunished.

Anonymous said...

like kahli abhu sed...dem are VAMPIRES

Anonymous said...

Normal gist.
Next ....

Nigerian Careers said...

Is there no end to all these madness?

Anonymous said...

Another wickedness. Another police brutality. Another innocent blood shed. Another woman sentenced to premature widowhood. Another set of children committed to further hardship. Another crime to be wished away? Another public statement from the police PRO? Another opportunity for justice? Another for the police to redeem itself? Oh God in heaven, only you can help us, save us from all these wickedness in low and in high places. May your mercy continue to preserve us in Jesus Name, AMEN.

Dee said...

Uwa nke a. God help the widow, biko.

fsquare said...

9ja policemen...... smh

Shaddy said...

Hummmmmmmmmmmm It Is well

Oracle said...

I don't think anyone remembers the definition of justice.

Anonymous said...

i was a live witness of this incident butonly ran for safety when the angry mob started throwing stones on a police detatchment from orile police station

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