The Police authorities have dismissed one Corporal Abudu Alonge who was reported to have shot dead a pregnant woman in Akure, Ondo State, on Tuesday evening.
The shooting was said to have been caused by the failure of the driver of the commercial car the pregnant woman was in to part with N20 bribe along the Ijapo road in Akure.
The incident which caused pandemonium and disrupted peace in the metropolis for over two hours occurred around 6p.m.
It was learnt that the policeman attached to the Ijapo police post demanded from the driver particulars of the car and after producing them he insisted that he should “settle” which the driver refused.
Eye witness account said the driver was heading to Akoko area of the state in a Nissan Almera car with number plate, Ondo KAA 80 AA.
When the driver insisted that his documents were up to date, the policeman shot at the car and the bullet hit the pregnant woman who sat in the car. She reportedly died instantly before she could be rushed to nearby hospital and confirmed dead by doctors.
The policeman took to his heels and was assisted by his colleagues from being lynched by the irate youths who stormed the major streets and made bonfire.
However, Police authorities in the state have confirmed that the killer cop had been dismissed. The PRO, Wole Ogodo, condemned the killing and said the incident is being investigated.