10.05.2020

Policeman arrested for shooting 19-year-old barber in Abuja


The police command in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja has arrested a policeman for killing a 19-year-old barber(Jonah Samson) in Dutse-Apo area on Saturday, October 3.

According to reports, The Police Officer stormed the community as he threatens to kill one or two people which he fired gunshot to the air.

According to the residents that were there, they begged him to stop but he refused and fired another gunshot which sadly hit a barber as he was declared dead when he was rushed to the hospital.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Yusuf Mariam said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, has ordered an investigation into the incident and that the accused police officer has been arrested and will be charged accordingly.

He said;
“The Police Officer identified to have shot the deceased has been arrested, detained and will be charged accordingly.
“While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to guarantee members of the public that the Command will be lucid in its investigation and ensure the findings are made public,” the statement read

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