SIX mobile policemen attached to the Ondo State Police Command have been arrested for shooting a tanker driver, simply identified as Mr. Friday, dead and setting his truck ablaze.
Vanguard reports the six policemen stopped Friday’s truck at about 2. a.m close to the Ore toll gate last Wednesday and after questioning the driver, allowed him to continue his journey.
Friday was coming from Lagos to Warri.
Only for them to shoot at him in company of his manager, Mr. Henshell Gbugbadia who escaped
death by the whiskers by running into the bush.
The policemen, thinking the manager Mr Henshell was also dead in the bush, reversed Friday’s trailer to now head towards Lagos direction, then they set it ablaze to blot out any evidence.
Fortunately, the surviving manager Henshell later called his Managing Director Mr. Muminogho Orogboh to brief him on the development.
The matter was reported at the Ore toll gate police station from where the patrol team on duty that night were summoned and disarmed, having denied knowledge of the incident.
But after orderly trial, the six policemen allegedly confessed to the crime, saying they had to burn the dead driver and the truckhead to erase any trace of the incident because they did not know that the manager survived.
They are currently being detained at the state police headquarters, Akure.
Posted by Salmon Abiodun