A graduate of Abia State Polytechnic identified as Ugochukwu Chinyere Innocent has been reportedly killed by police officers attached to the Aba Area Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) over their failure to receive N50 bribe from a motorcyclist.
Ugochukwu, a native of Umuekwensu community in Ohuru Isimiri, Obingnwa Local Government Area of the state was reportedly gunned down by one Yahaya-led team of police officers who were at a checkpoint in front of popular Metrological complex on Obikabia-Umukalika road in Obingwa.
The motorcyclist whose name was yet-to-be ascertained was shot on the leg by one of the police officers attached to the Azuka police station in Aba North LGA and is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
Eyewitnesses said Ugochukwu Chinyere was a passenger in a motorcycle going to Obikabia junction.
“One of the policemen at Umukalika police checkpoint stopped them to demand their usual N50, but the bike man told him that he doesn’t have the money. They had a heated argument, leading to intervention by late Chinyere.
“The police officer, who had warned Chinyere not to come close to him, fired him. He was rushed to a private hospital where he was pronounced dead”, an eyewitness said.
See some photos: