A motorcyclist, popularly known as Okada rider was allegedly shot and killed by a policeman along Aliade-Awajir Road, Benue State. The trigger-happy cop was arguing with another Okada rider over alleged N50 bribe when the deceased identified as Friday, arrived the scene to settle the matter.

The officer reportedly got angry, pulled out his gun and shot Friday point blank on the forehead. He died instantly.

The incident led to outbreak of violence in the area, with youths of the community threatening to burn down the police station where the officer is attached. Spokesperson of Benue State Police Command said they have yet to receive any report concerning the incident.

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