Friday, 15 December 2017

Hausa cattle dealer killed by soldier for refusing to pay N500 bribe

An Hausa cattle dealer identified as Shafi’u Garba, has been allegedly killed by a soldier over his refusal to pay N500 bribe at a military check-point at Uromi, in Edo state on December 8.


NEWSHausa cattle dealer killed by soldier for refusing to pay N500 bribe
ByLaila Ijeoma.Published on December 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm
An Hausa cattle dealer identified as Shafi’u Garba, has been allegedly killed by a soldier over his refusal to pay N500 bribe at a military check-point at Uromi, in Edo state on December 8.

It was gathered that the victim, popularly known as Ganda, was conveying cattle in truck from Wudil in Kano to Edo state.
An eyewitness, Sani Abdullahi, who was in the same truck with the victim, said the Garba was shot in the head by the soldier and died a few hours after.



“After going past the military check-point, and having seen that the military man was following us on a motorcycle, late Shafi’u advised that we stop. When we stopped, the soldier pointed his gun at us and fired three shots. The first bullet hit the roof of the truck, while the second shot hit him in the head,” he narrated.
“Nobody stopped us at the check-point. We only saw the soldier rode past us on a motorcycle and started shooting and demanding why we did not drop the N500 required to pass the check-point.
“Shafi’u was rushed to a nearby hospital but died a few hours later. We reported the matter to the DPO of Uromi police station, but the police attempted to manipulate the issue.
“We then blocked the road the following morning, demanding justice. We also requested that his body be taken back to the North for proper burial. Even though the army settled the hospital bill and arrested the soldier, but that is not enough. We want the full wrath of the law to take its course on this wicked soldier,” he added.

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