Trigger-happy police officer shoots motorist dead in Kano

A Nigerian man identified as Mus’ab Sammani was allegedly shot dead by a trigger-happy police officer attached to a Commercial Bank in Kano State.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that Mus’ab and a tricycle operator were engaged in a heated argument at Niger Avenue, Mallam Kato Square, after the tricyclist brushed his car.

According to reports, the accused police officer saw both men arguing and decided to settle their differences. He ordered Mus’ab to drive his car out of the road.

“When the officer thought the deceased was about to drive off, he corked his gun and threatened to shoot. Sadly, he fired a shot and the bullet peiced through the windscreen and hit the deceased on the neck. Mus’ab died on the spot”.

The victim was pronounced dead at the Mallam Aminu Teaching Hospital (AKTH).

While reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the incident and further added that he officer involved has been arrested and investigation has since commenced into the matter.

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