Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State, has ordered the immediate arrest of the unidentified police officer who, on Wednesday night, shot and killed a commercial motorcyclist along water works road for allegedly refusing to give him N50 bribe.
The governor described the incident as barbaric and callous and expressed confidence that justice will be done. He promised to work with the police authorities to ensure the culprit was arrested and prosecuted.
The yet to be identified okada rider, was accosted by police officers of the anti-kidnapping squad of Ebonyi State Police Command.
The rider, in his 20s, was carrying a female passenger when he was flagged down by the police officers, who are notorious for fleecing motorists of their money at night at the junction.
An eyewitness said: “When they stopped him, they demanded for their usual N50 but he gave them N20 and wanted to drive off when one of them opened fire on him. The bullet shattered his head and he died instantly.”