A teenage boy has been shot and killed by a trigger-happy policeman after a quarrel over a sachet of water in the ancient city of Kabba in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Saturday morning.
It was gathered that the incident has elicited wide protests in the town, forcing business activities to a standstill.
An eyewitness said the boy had allegedly taken a sachet of ‘pure water’ from the Policeman’s car to drink without his permission.
It was learnt that the boy’s behaviour angered the policeman and the melee that followed led the policeman to pull his trigger against the victim and killed him instantly.
It’s self-defence – Police
In a swift reaction, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, stated that the information from the Area Commander of the Police in the area was different from the claims being spread.
CP Egbuka added that the Policeman had tried to defend himself from the victim, promising to investigate the matter further and get the true position of things.
While confirming the killing, the CP said the true situation could only be known after the investigation.
Daily Trust gathered that the policemen in Kabba were already making frantic efforts to quell the uprising that ensued in the town as a result of the incident.