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Drunk police officer fatally shoots contractor because he refused to leave his truck on the side of the road

By Mason White 12:38 PM May 13, 2014
Onyema Edewor 

By: Anika Rao
A contractor is dead after he refused to leave his broken truck on the side of a road, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that a drunk police sergeant killed the man because he disobeyed orders.

Sergeant Godwin Otene argued with Onyema Edewor, before killing him. According to the arresting police officer, Otene smelled of alcohol when he was arrested.

The victim was shot while towing his vehicle to a nearby auto body shop. According to the police investigation, Otene ordered the driver of the tow truck to stop, and when he ignored the order, the officer became angry.

Otene opened fire and the bullet hit the victim in the arm. Otene left the victim laying in a pool of blood. The police commissioner visited the bereaved family and assured them that the police officer will be punished.