Adamawa police command arrests police officer over alleged murder

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A 20-year-old tricyclist, Arabo Dauda has allegedly been shot dead by a policeman, Corporal Richard Japheth for refusal to give him N100 bribe in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa state.

Shortly after the incident, which took place on June 1, 2020, reports gathered that the policeman has been arrested and taken to the State CID Yola, where the discreet investigation was carried out.

After he was indicted of committing the crime, the Adamawa police command dismissed Japheth from service to face the law, as confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje.

 “Yes, Richard Japheth has been dismissed from service. He’s currently in detention and will be charged to court for culpable homicide.

“The policeman was dismissed on June 16 and the commissioner of police gave the approval,” Nguroje said.

If established, culpable homicide is punishable with the death sentence.

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