Police corporal kills bus driver at checkpoint

Nigerian Police on patrol
Nigerian Police on patrol

The Police Command in Ekiti has arrested one of its men, Ayodele Famodimu, who allegedly shot dead a commercial driver on Tuesday.

The police spokesperson, Alberto Adeyemi, told journalists in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday that the incident occurred in Oye Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of the state.

Mr. Adeyemi said the police officer killed the bus driver at a checkpoint.

“He is already facing departmental orderly room trial and when the trial is concluded, he will simply be dismissed after which he will be charged to court,” he said.

An witness had however told the News Agency of Nigeria at the scene that the bus was travelling from Ikara in nearby Ondo State.

“When the driver was hit by the bullet, he lost control of the bus and it somersaulted while the passengers sustained various degrees of injury,” the witness said

Also, Mohammed Olowo, an Assistant Sector Commander at the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ado Ekikti, said the injuries sustained by the passengers were not critical.


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  • thusspokez

    “He is already facing departmental orderly room trial and when the trial is concluded, he will simply be dismissed after which he will be charged to court,” he said.

    This is process in reverse order. It doesn’t work that way, the law takes the front seat — not the back seat. The man should be prosecuted immediately, any other in-house trial can wait.

    This would be like requiring the police to wait for a business to complete its internal investigation of an employee involved in criminal act in the company before the police could arrest and prosecute the employee.