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Police Station Burnt after Police Allegedly kill an Okada Rider in Kabba.



A trigger-happy police officer allegedly shot dead a young man after a disagreement over a sachet of water at Odo-Afin in Kabba town in Kogi State’s Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area.

According to reports, the incident on Saturday, January 22, sparked widespread protests in the town, effectively halting business operations.

Following the death of the young man, an enraged mob of mostly community youths stormed the old Police barracks and set it on fire.

According to an eyewitness, the alleged commercial motorcycle rider took a sachet of ‘pure water’ from the Policeman’s car and drank it without his permission.

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According to reports, the boy’s behavior enraged the officer, and the ensuing melee prompted the officer to pull his gun on the victim, killing him instantly.

The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, responded quickly, stating that the information from the Area Commander of the Police in the area differed from the claims being circulated.

CP Egbuka went on to say that the officer had tried to defend himself from the victim, promising to look into the matter further and find out the truth.

While confirming the killing, the CP stated that the true situation could not be known until the investigation was completed.

Meanwhile, a team of Mobile Policemen and Nigerian Army personnel has been dispatched to Kabba.

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