A trigger happy policeman has shot dead a Polytechnic graduate, Olaoye Akintayo, in a hotel in Ekiti State on Saturday evening.

According to the friend of the deceased, Akintayo was relaxing with his friends when the police officer alighted from a Hilux Van and fired his gun in a vain attempt to hail his principal.

There has been calls to end the extrajudicial killing, extortion and harassment by the policemen and most especially, the abuse of legal arms by the policemen.

It was gathered that the policeman and his other colleague reportedly dumped the victim’s corps at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital before escaping and leaving the Hilux at the hospital premises.

It is not yet clear what triggered the gunshots, which also left another person injured.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Sunday Abutu stated that the officer, who only followed his principal to the state has been arrested, and an investigation is in progress to unravel the reason for the shooting.

On Sunday, friends of the victim thronged the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital where the survivor was taken and the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti demanding justice and an end to the misuse of firearms.

Source: Channels Television

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