A police officer, attached to a branch of Stanbic Bank in Kano State, allegedly opened fire and killed a man, identified as Mus’ab Sammani.
The incident happened at the bank’s branch at Niger Avenue by Mallam Kato Square, off Post Office Road in the metropolis.
According to an eyewitness account, the deceased, Mus’ab Sammani and a Tricycle operator were engaged in a heated argument, after the tricycle operator had brushed his car.
The trigger-happy officer abandoned his duty post to intervene. He ordered the motorist to move his car out of the scene and park at the other side of the road.
The motorist moved to obey him, however, while he was moving the car, the officer thought the deceased was attempting to escape when he suddenly pulled his trigger in an effort to threaten him.
Unfortunately, the stray bullet pierced the windscreen and hit him on the neck.
The Spokesman of the Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the deceased was rushed to the Mallam Aminu Teaching Hospital (AKTH), where he was pronounced dead.
Haruna added that the officer involved has been arrested and investigation commenced to unravel the circumstances behind the action of the police officer.