Gombe Policeman Arrested For Shooting Tanker Driver

Gombe Policeman Arrested For Shooting Tanker Driver

Hassan Jirgi

The spokesperson of the Gombe State Police Command, Mary Obed Malum, has confirmed that the command has arrested and disarmed  Urbanus Ishaku, a policeman serving in the state, for shooting a trailer driver in Dukku town along Gombe-Darazo highway.

The spokesperson disclosed this in a press release issued to journalists, which was made available to AljazirahNigerian, the victim was shot on his buttock, adding that the command responded by disarming the officer involved.

Aside disarming the culprit, Malum said the policeman was under interrogation, promising that justice would be served in the matter.

She further added that, other lorry and tanker drivers have blocked the road where the incident happened in protest against the action of the policeman.

However, the state government has appealed for calm pending the outcome of investigation into the matter.

According to the Commissioners of Information, Julius Ishaya Lepes, and that of Internal Security, Adamu Kupto, the driver was responding to treatment in a medical facility in the state capital.

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