The police officer who allegedly shot dead a motorcycle operator for refusing to give him a hundred naira bribe in Maiha local government has been arrested, Adamawa police command has confirmed.

Adamawa state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje who confirmed the development said the officer is currently under arrest.

“The officer is currently under arrest and the Commissioner of Police, Mr Olugbenga Adeyanju, has given directive for thorough investigation into the matter.

“As soon as the investigation is completed, the suspected officer will be charged to Court for appropriate action,” Nguroje said.

Nguroje charged officers to always discharge their duties within the rule of law and respect to human rights. He warned officers against using the rifles given to them to protect citizens for their nefarious acts.

Nguroje also appealed to the citizens of the state to desist from taking laws into their hands, as the Command was making efforts to protect their lives and properties.

The deceased was a commercial motorcyclist in Maiha town.

Tambajam was allegedly shot and killed by a police officer at a checkpoint after he allegedly refused to give the police N100.

Late Tambajam was said to have earlier given the officer N50 to allow him pass, but refused and demanded for N100.