Feb 7, 2018 – How Corrupt Benin Police Officer Pushed Hardworking Taxi Driver To Death Days To His Wedding
A bus conductor, a policeman and two others were killed when violence erupted in Benin city Edo state yesterday.
Trouble started when policemen attached to Esigie Divisional Station allegedly pushed a commercial bus driver to death.
Unfortunately, the driver, identified simply as Sunny, was said to be preparing for his wedding slated for next week.
In the ensuing violent clash between riot policemen and drivers aided by irate youths a policeman was killed while two others were shot dead.
Also, several civilians sustained injuries.
The incident occurred about 9a.m. close to the popular Upper Igun Junction on the sloppy end of the Murtala Mohammed Way otherwise known as Third East Circular Road.
Ironically, the would-be wife was said to be among the passengers inside the commercial bus when the man was killed.
She wept profusely while sympathisers tried in vain to console her.
It was learnt that the policemen asked Sunny to stop at a road block near the sloppy junction.
A hot argument ensued when the policemen demanded N200 from the deceased before they would let him continue with his journey.
Sunny gave them N100 but they rejected it and asked him to park for proper check on his vehicle particulars.
Sources said while the driver was arguing with the policemen, one of them pushed Sunny which made him to fall down.
The witnesses said an articulated truck descending the slope crushed his head in the process.
This elicited the ire of other bus drivers, sympathisers and passers-by, who attacked the policemen.
The mob resisted attempts by relations of the deceased and the police to remove Sunny’s body from the scene of the incident.
[Source: New Telegraph]