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Police Officer Shoots Motorist Over N50 Bribe

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Umaru Bayi

Umaru Bayi

On Tuesday, November 11th, a Police officer who was on highway patrol duty between Ibadan and Lagos, reportedly shot a commercial bus driver over a N50 bribe dispute.

As the victim, Umaru Bayi, was driving the bus which had passengers on board, from Ibadan to Lagos, they were stopped by a policeman on the highway.

The policeman then demanded a N50 bribe from Bayi, but he revealed that he only had N1,000 notes, according to Sahara Reporters.

Bayi gave the man N1,000 and asked for change, which angered him. The policeman then asked Bayi to get out of the bus, and then shot him in the pelvic area and fled.

The victim is said to be in critical condition at a hospital.

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

4 Comments

  1. Taiwo

    November 18, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Naija Police!!!!! NASTY LOT!!

  2. Benson Ossai

    November 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

    They need training like seriously.

  3. Diuto

    November 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    This is such a pathetic situation that happens almost daily. The Nigerian police needs a complete overhaul. No more illiterates and societal rejects being recruited. Strictly graduates with commensurate allowance probably from 100k

  4. Akua

    December 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    And I thought Ghana police was bad…ah. This is terrible! What is the world turning to? Lord have mercy.

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