A police officer on duty along Aliade-Awajir road has shot and killed a motorcyclist, otherwise known as Okada rider.
The victim identified as Friday was killed for interfering while the policeman was allegedly arguing with a fellow Okada rider over N50 bribe.
According to witnesses present at the crime scene, the deceased had intervened to maintain peace, when the officer reportedly got irate, pulled the trigger and shot him on the forehead at point blank, killing him on the spot.
The development sparked violence in the area as youths of the community have threatened to set the police station where the officer is attached on fire.
When contacted, the Benue State Police PPRO, Moses Yamu said the command was yet to receive the report.
The incident is coming barely one week after two ladies were roasted alive for alleged Lesbianism in the state.