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2 police officers murder 2 teens after they refused to pay $0.25 bribe

By Mason White 5:34 PM December 31, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
Two police officers were arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing two teens because they refused to pay a bribe, police in Nigeria said.

The two police officers are currently being held at the Criminal Investigation Department, after they were accused of killing the two teens in Adamawa.

According to the police investigation, the two police officers fired shots at the victims after they refused to hand over N50 ($0.25) as a bribe.

The teens were dead by the time paramedics arrived at the scene. Following the incident, a group of youngsters attacked the local police station in protest over the killings.

The two victims were identified as Jibo and Maikudi. Both suffered several gunshot wounds. The two police officers will be brought before a magistrate’s court judge for bail hearings.