Adamawa State was on Monday engulfed in tension after a policeman allegedly shot dead a 20-year-old commercial motorcycle operator who refused to part with N100 toll in Wuro-ba Adamu village of Maiha local government.
The commercial motorcycle operator identified as Arabo Dauda Tambajam had vehemently refused to part with the policeman’s demand to settle him with the N100 before he could pass with a container of petrol he was carrying.
Reports gathered that shortly after the incident, irate youth in their numbers mobilized and moved to mete out jungle justice on the trigger happy policeman.
The source said the presence of soldiers whom the police ran to for sanctuary, saved the day as the soldiers prevented the angry mob from lynching the policeman or even going ahead to incinerate the police station in the area.
According to residents, the policeman was said to have been deployed from Mubi area command to Maiha.
The chairman of Maiha local government, Hon Idi Amin has pleaded with the locals not to take laws into their hands as government will ensure that justice is done on the matter.
Amin who visited the hospital were the young man was taken to before he finally gave up the ghost condemned such reckless behavior by some law enforcement officers assuring the people that he will not rest on his oars until justice is done to the slain young man.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of Adamawa State police command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the policeman has been arrested and is currently facing investigation.
“Yes the policeman in question Cpl. Richard Zaphet has since been arrested and brought to the State CID.
“The Commissioner of police has directed an Assistant Commissioner of police to Investigate and report for immediate action. The command assures all and sundry that justice will be done on the matter,” he said.