Nahum Sule, Jalingo
The chief driver of Lau local government chairman Oliver Ezra was shot dead by a police officer over a mere argument at the Lankaviri police checkpoint along Jalingo-Yola road.
According to a family source, the incident happens on Friday when the decease Oliver Ezra was driving on the official car of the local government Boss and engage in a hitted argument with the police when the police couldn’t control the traffic at the checkpoint to make a swift pass for them.
The immediate younger brother of the decease Polycarp Oliver who lead the protests to the Taraba State Government House said “He was face to face with the opposite car at the middle of the checkpoint when and argument broke out demanding that the police should have maintain the traffic well”.
According to him “it was two police men that shot him, because when he was rush to the federal medical center in Jalingo, there was a bullet hole at his back and front”.
He was shot on Friday 19 November around 6pm, but he didn’t died immediately, he was rush to the hospital where he gave up the ghost on Tuesday 23 November in the morning” he said.
Addressing the bereave protesters, the Special Adviser to the governor on polical matters Alhaji Abubakar Bawa, condole with them and asked them to return home, assuring them that justice will be serve with immediate effect.
On receiving the news of pass away of Oliver Ezra, the Taraba commissioner of police Abimbola Shokoya call a press conference addressing the press on matters arising.
He asserts that “The Nigeria police force is a professional body and will not allow any form of misconduct. Sergeant Haruna Idi has been detained and he’s in our custody and he will be taking to court and face the full wrath of the law”.
“A vehicle was coming on the opposite direction, and inpatient from both the two drivers make them stock in the middle of the check point, Oliver Ezra now came down to address the police personnel at the check point which broke up in argument that involves the shooting” he said.
The members of the family call on the government to make justice prevail over the death of Oliver Ezra.