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Policeman shoot and kill final year student who wouldn't give him N100 bribe in Akwa Ibom



Imo Ekanem, a final year student of the Department of Mass Communication, Uyo City Polytechnic, Nduetong Oku, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been killed by a policeman over his refusal to part with N100.
Ekanem was reportedly shot dead at his hometown, Nkek, in Ukanafun Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.
According to Punch, an eyewitness, Usung Simeon, said Ekanem was killed by one of the policemen attached to the special squad the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu, sent to the area to fight cultism.
According to him, the policemen stopped and searched Ekanem, who rode a motorcycle, adding that they did not find anything incriminating on him.
He added that the policemen demanded N100 from him, but his refusal to part with the money led to the policeman killing him.
Simeon said:
He was shot dead after a heated argument with one of the policemen attached to the special squad sent by the Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, to fight cult activities in our local government area.
“Because cult activities are always carried out with the use of motorcycles, the police have been conducting stop-and-search excercise on riders. So, they just stopped and subjected Ekanem to a search and nothing was found on him. But we were surprised that the police demanded a N100 bribe.
“His refusal to part with the money infuriated one of the policemen, who cocked his gun and shot him at a close range.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chukwu Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident but denied that Ekanem died over his refusal to bribe  the policeman.
He claimed the deceased tried to collect the policeman’s rifle, forcing the policeman to shoot him in self-defence.

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