Culpable Homicide: Policeman arrested, dismissed; faces prosecution

A Policeman, Corporal Richard Japheth, has been sacked by the Adamawa Police Command after he allegedly shot and killed a 20-year-old Okada riders, Arabi Dauda, for refusing to give him N100 gate pass fee in Maiha Local Government Area of the State.

Shortly after the incident which took place on June 1, 2020, the corporal was apprehended and taken to the State CID Yola, where a careful investigation was carried out.

After finding the corporal guilty of the offense, the Adamawa Police Command dismissed Japheth from service to face the law, as confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje.

“Yes, Richard Japheth has been dismissed from service. He’s currently in detention and will be charged to court for culpable homicide”.

“The Policeman was dismissed on June 16 and the Commissioner of Police gave the approval,” Nguroje said.

If found guilty by a judge, the dismissed corporal could face the death punishment.

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