Soldier kills watermelon seller for requesting payment in Zamfara

  A soldier has allegedly killed a watermelon vendor along Zamfara-Sokoto bypass Road, Gusau. An eyewitness, who spoke at the venue of the f...

 

A soldier has allegedly killed a watermelon vendor along Zamfara-Sokoto bypass Road, Gusau.

An eyewitness, who spoke at the venue of the funeral prayers for the deceased, said the soldier who was allegedly drunk bought a piece of watermelon from the seller and refused to pay.

“As the argument between the soldier and the deceased continued, the soldier allegedly rushed to a nearby hotel, picked his gun and asked his colleague to follow him to the scene.

According to an eyewitness account, when he got there, he started shooting sporadically and eventually shot the watermelon seller to death.

Residents of the area who were not happy with the action of the soldier attempted to lynch him, but he escaped to his hotel room.

Investigation carried out revealed that the situation caused panic as residents insisted on burning down the hotel where the soldier was hiding before armed police men intervened and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

As of the time of the funeral for the deceased, our correspondent gathered that the soldier was in the custody of the police while thorough investigation had commenced.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Shehu Mohammad confirmed the incident and assured that investigation was ongoing about the matter.

SP Shehu noted that the accused soldier would be arraigned in the court of competent jurisdiction.

He called on the relations of the deceased to remain calm and law abiding as justice would surely prevail.

COMMENTS

Name

BBNaija,2118,Business,2732,CampusGist,1035,Celeb,4898,celebrities,240,Comedy,8,CONFESSION,11,Education,2413,Entertainment,5887,Fashion,367,Featured,626,Gist,2037,Health,721,Job,3,Lifestyle,873,Music,153,MY STORY,37,News,82962,Opinion,846,Poem,10,Politics,13464,Relationship,210,Sponsored Contents,31,Sports,17238,Style & Travel,47,Success Stories,265,Technology,342,Video,114,
ltr
item
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News: Soldier kills watermelon seller for requesting payment in Zamfara
Soldier kills watermelon seller for requesting payment in Zamfara
https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mJFFq9rA.jpeg
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/05/soldier-kills-watermelon-seller-for.html
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/05/soldier-kills-watermelon-seller-for.html
true
3363430711841052055
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content