One injured as IG Adamu’s orderly misfires AK-47 rifle inside Abuja drinking joint
A resident of the federal capital territory, Abuja is reportedly hospitalised and said to be in critical condition after he was allegedly hit by bullets.
These bullets were discharged by an AK-47 service rifle of a police officer attached to Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
This tragic incident is coming barely three months after a police orderly of Abike Dabiri-Erewa fatally shot a teenager without provocation in a beer joint in Apo-Dutse, also an Abuja neighbourhood.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the police have yet to prosecute Samanja Johnson for the murder, although he was promptly taken into custody at the time.
According to report, Abba Bashir received at least two gunshot wounds from the officer, identified as Inspector Magaji, during an early morning drinking bout in an Abuja beer parlour on Saturday.
The officer works with IGP Adamu and Illiya Doma, an assistant police commissioner who also serves as his principal staff officer
The incident occurred at about 8:00 a.m. at a roadside beer parlour in Apo, sources said.
The matter was immediately hushed up while the victim was moved to an undisclosed hospital.
He received emergency treatment at Cedarcrest Hospital before being relocated to prevent the public from learning about the incident, sources said.
A hospital spokesman did not return a request seeking comments on Monday afternoon. A police spokesman declined comments.
The two bullets accidentally discharged from a drunken police officer pierced Mr. Bashir’s foot.
People around the joint, popularly known as Polar, said on Monday that the inspector and his friends, numbering about seven, were already heavily drunk and oozing alcohol when they arrived on Saturday morning, presumably having drunk overnight.
“The policeman and his friends look like people who spent their entire night drinking alcohol before they came to our joint,” a witness said under anonymity to prevent being victimised by high-handed police leadership.
Several bullet holes on a sofa and other corners of the joint were seen during a visit on Monday.
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