A policeman was yesterday lynched to death by an angry mob in Gombe metropolis, the state Police Command has confirmed.
Spokesman for the Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Fwaje Atajiri confirmed the report with a warning that people must not take the laws into their hands.
He described the incident as regrettable and condemned in entirety the action of the mobbed policeman for shooting the deceased that led to his lynching.
Atajiri explained that, “even with the shooting of the deceased, the Police officer showed restraint while the dangerous angry mob was after him, because, out of the 30 rounds of ammunition released to him, 29 were found intact.”
Eyewitness account has it that a certain Police Corporal, 38 year old Adamu Abba was hit on his motorbike by a commercial tricycle operator (Keke NAPEP) at Bello Sabon Kudi junction while on his way to work.
He added that, while the corporal was trying to ensure that the person that hit him and destroyed his motorcycle was brought to justice, other tricycle and motorcycle operators gathered and tried to cover up for the Keke NAPEP operator for their colleague.
He said when arguments heated further and more crowds attracted, the angered Mobile Police Corporal in self defence shot and killed 37-year-old Malla Gana who was at the fore front of those trying to prevail over him on the matter.
It was gathered that he thereafter ran into the office of the Secretary of the Gombe Emirate Council for cover while he called his other superior colleagues and explained the matter to them.
However, before the arrival of the Police, the mob forced its way into the Secretary’s office and lynched the mobile police personnel to death.

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