* It’s an unpardonable abomination killing an innocent person who refused to be extorted by corrupt official in Maiha – A man of wisdom
The Periscope reporter
Maiha local government of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria was visited by a strange happening considered by wise men as an unpardonable abomination, setting a scene of Monday mourning in Maiha local government.
An alleged corrupt policeman is reported to have shut to death 20 years old commercial motor cyclist by name Arabo Dauda Tambajam of Tambajam ward from Wuro-ba Adamu village of Mbilla district for allegedly refusing to give the police officer N100 before he would be permitted to pass police checkpoint with a can of petrol he was being sent to buy in Maiha, the headquarters of Maiha local government by a black market seller.
The aggrieved youth in their scary number, having heard of the reckless shooting, demanded the life of the trigger happy cop. They were however, prevented by battle ready soldiers whom the policemen run to, seeking for rescue from torching either the police station or the alleged culprit cop.
The alleged corrupt cop is said to be on patrol from the Mubi Area Command.
“Every revealed religion, with a revealed book, teaches the justice of an eye for an eye; life taken recklessly intentionally, using brute force or official arms and ammunitions for extortion amounts to murder and the murderer is a fantastic armed robber whose wages for misusing the gun is death. Usman a youth said.
“The security excess is intolerable in Maiha; the corrupt, trigger happy cop must be killed for killing innocent youth whose father is sick, making him the breadwinner in the family as an okada rider,” Shehu a youth said.
A security officer who would rather remain anonymous maintained that it was an accidental discharge. The policeman has no intention to kill.
The chairman of Maiha local government, Hon Idi Amin visited the cottage hospital where boy Tambajam was being managed before transiting to great beyond.
Idi pleaded with the aggrieved citizenry to be patient and give peace a chance by not overreacting but to let the law takes its course.
The Periscope could not get to hear from the policeman in question. It has also called the Police Public Relations Officer in Yola to confirm the incident but the line was not going through, as at the time of the press.
The case will be followed.