POLICE KILL DRIVER AT CHECKPOINT IN KWARA.

Police officers from the Kwara State Police Command on Monday, allegedly shot and killed a truck driver and injured his assistant at the Eiyekorin check point in Ilorin. The victim, identified as Dele Olaniyi died instantly, while Waheed Jamiu, his assistant is receiving treatment at the Unilorin Teaching Hospital.

A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Police officers at the check point fired several shots at the truck. The officers alleged that the driver was carrying illegal goods and refused to stop when told to. The witness who claimed to be at the scene during the shooting said that when the truck was forced to stop, nothing except an empty 25-litre can was found inside it.

The deceased was seen lying in the pool of his blood in front of the truck with his head riddled with bullets.

The driver and his assistant worked for Mount Olive Farms Nigeria Ltd, a commodity merchandising firm, located at Oja Tuntun in Ilorin.

Sadiq Abubakar, the Officer in charge of MOPOL, Kwara State Command – the unit to which the accused belong – led a detachment of police officer to the scene of the shooting, but declined to comment on the incident, saying his boss was the only person mandated to speak officially on the issue.

Ezekiel Dabo, the State Police Spokesperson confirmed said he was aware of the incident but he did not have enough details yet.

NAN

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