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A detained policeman who allegedly killed a commercial bus driver at Obiaruku, Monday, for refusing to give a bribe, has been dismissed from service on the orders of the Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Udom Ekpoudom. This followed an orderly room trial.
ASABA — A detained policeman who allegedly killed a commercial bus driver at Obiaruku, Monday, for refusing to give a bribe, has been dismissed from service on the orders of the Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Udom Ekpoudom. This followed an orderly room trial.
State Police/Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Miss Olabisi Okuwobi, who disclosed this yesterday, told Vanguard that “apart from his dismissal from service, he will be charged to court tomorrow (today) for murder."
The PPRO gave the name of the policeman as one Corporal Olawale Salami, saying that “Delta State police command regrets the death of one Sunday Ogonye (male), a driver of one Peugeot 504 station wagon that died as a result of an accidental discharge from Corporal Salami.
“The police command pledges its commitment to ensure that lives and property are adequately protected as no murderer, no matter who he is or how highly placed shall go unpunished. However, members of the public are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses as Delta State police command is poised to serve and protect Delta State citizenry with integrity.”
Fresh facts emerged yesterday that the killed driver was on his way to the Obiaruku motor park to load passengers, when members of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) flagged him down. It was reported that when he stopped, the killer cop reportedly asked him to grease their (police) palms, but he was said to have told him that he was just coming from his house early morning and had no money on him. A hot argument ensued, and the Corporal pulled the trigger of his gun, killing the driver instantly.
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