Update: Five Policemen In Custody As Stray Bullet Kills Jos Teenager
The Plateau state Police command has confirmed the arrest of 5 police officers who were involved in an altercation with okada riders In Jos on Monday that led to the death of an innocent teenager.
The police public relation officer, Plateau state Police command, DSP ALFRED ALABO who confirmed the arrest of the five (5) police patrol operatives attached to "C" Division of Plateau State Command, said they are currently being investigated at the Homicide Section of the Plateau State Criminal Investigation Department Jos (SCID).
DSP Alabo in a press statement said the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Police Command, CP Bartholomew N. ONYEKA, psc(+) has condemned the killing of the 17-year-old teenager who is a resident of Agingi Community of Bassa Local Government Area.
The teenager (Name withheld) died when police shoot into the air to scare and disperse the riders and growing crowd when a stray bullet hit him in one of the storey building housing several shops distance away from the scene killing him instantly.
The police high command have met with the family of the deceased with a promise to bring to justice those responsible for the death of the teenager assuring that the culprits would be thoroughly investigated and made to face the wrath of the law.
Normalcy has since returned to the area with reinforcements of security personal to forestall any further breakdown of Law and order.