Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Police gun down 70-year old man who refused to pay bribe

A 70-year old man on his way home after attending his son's wedding was shot dead by a police officer at a checkpoint in Osun State because he refused to pay police bribe. The amount the police officer demanded was N20 ($13 cents). Another passenger in the car was seriously injured.

It's been reported that one of the policemen at the checkpoint was drunk and fired a shot into the car as the 70-year old man was talking with another police officer. The policemen then shot sporadically into the air to scare away pedestrians and motorists as they fled the scene.

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