Police dismiss corporal for killing pregnant woman over N20 bribe
AKURE — THE Police authorities have dismissed Corporal Abudu Alonge who reportedly shot dead a pregnant woman in Akure, Tuesday evening.
The shooting was said to have been caused by the failure of the driver of the commercial car she was in to part with N20 bribe along the Ijapo road in the OndoState capital.
The incident which caused pandemonium and distrupted peace in Akure metropolis for over two hours occurred around 6 p.m.
It was learnt that the policeman attached to the Ijapo police post demanded from the driver particulars of the car and after producing them he insisted that he should settle which the driver refused.
Eye witness account said the driver was heading to Akoko area of the state in a Nissan Almera car with number plate, Ondo KAA 80 AA.
When the driver insisted that his documents were up to date, the policeman shot at the car and the bullet hit the pregnant woman who sat in the car.
She reportedly died instantly before she could be rushed to nearby hospital and confirmed dead by doctors.
The policeman took to his heels and was assisted by his colleagues from being lynched by the irate youths who stormed the major streets and made bonfire.
Not perturbed by the shielding of the killer cop, the youths mobilised and descended on the police post destroying it in the process.
They barricaded the road leading to the station and demanded that the killer cop be released.
It took the reinforcement by Mobile Policemen who fired gun shots into the air before the youths could leave the street and the station.
Police authorities in the state confirmed that the killer cop had been dismissed.
The image maker of the command, Wole Ogodo, condemned the killing and said the incident was being investigated.