Kaduna police arrest traffic officer for beating motorist to death

The police have detained a member of the Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Agency who allegedly beat a driver to death on the Ali Akilu Road in the Ungwan Sarki metropolis on Friday February 4.

The arrest was ordered by the state Commissioner of Police, Mudassiru Abdullahi, as confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammad Jalige.

According to eyewitnesses, the event, which occurred around 4 p.m., caused major traffic in the state’s Ungwan Sarki district. It was also discovered that during the argument, the deceased was struck with a stick.

Daily Trust reported that as soon as the young man fell down, the KASTLEA agents left the scene out of fear of being attacked by angry youths.

Commenting on the incident, Jalige said the police will commence full investigation.

He said;  “There was an altercation between KASTLEA and some drivers.

They beat him and was rushed to hospital where he died.

So, the drivers decided to block the main road in protest but we stopped them.

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