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Taraba CP confirms death of young man shot by policeman, says deceased “confronted the officer”



Taraba CP confirms death of young man shot by policeman, says deceased

The Taraba State Commissioner of Police, Abimbola Sokoya, has on Tuesday, confirmed the loss of life of Oliver Ezra Barawani, who was shot by a police officer. 


The Taraba State College graduate mentioned to be the driving force to Lau Native Authorities Space Chairman, Dr Daniel Zading, was shot by the police officer recognized as Sgt Haruna Idi, final Friday at a checkpoint in Kpanti Napo, close to Jalingo.



Barawani was subsequently rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo the place he died on Tuesday morning. 


Whereas confirming the incident to journalists in his workplace on Tuesday, Sokoya mentioned that the deceased had confronted the officer at a examine level and a few misunderstanding ensued resulting in the shootout.


The CP mentioned that the officer has since been arrested and would quickly be charged  to courtroom for prosecution and crucial disciplinary motion.


He mentioned that the Power has extant legal guidelines that information the conduct of officers and guaranteed that the case could be completely investigated and if discovered responsible, the officer in query can be made to face the complete wrath of the regulation.


“What triggered the incident was the problem of impatience that induced the driving force of the Lau native authorities space Chairman Mr Oliver Ezra to return down from his automobile to confront the officer on the checkpoint when there was one other oncoming automobile,” the CP acknowledged. 


“Within the course of, there was some misunderstanding and the driving force was shot and subsequently rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo the place he was responding to remedy till this morning when he handed on.

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“We’re relating with the household and have despatched out condolences and can be concerned in all the method. We now have deployed our males to make sure that there isn’t a breakdown of regulation and order.


“Nigeria Police Power has an extant standing that guides our actions and this incident can be subjected to it. An investigation has already commenced and as soon as it’s accomplished, the regulation can be allowed to take its course.”  Sokoya added. 



In the meantime, households and pals on Tuesday staged a peaceable protest to Taraba State Authorities Home Jalingo demanding Justice over the killing of Oliver. 


Mr Birus Illia, chief of the household protesters, lamented the police motion towards their brother Oliver, because it was upsetting and unprofessional. He referred to as on Governor Darius Ishaku and the police IGP to make sure Justice within the matter. 


Hon Abubakar Bawa, SA political to governor Ishaku whereas responding on behalf of the state authorities, assured the household of presidency crucial steps to make sure justice. 


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