Nigeria, Dec. 3 -- A truck driver was on Monday shot dead by a yet to be identified police officer.

PREMIUM TIMES findings revealed that Ado Saleh, a truck driver operating along Akure-Owo expressway, was shot dead following his refusal to pay N50 bribe to police officers at a checkpoint.

The killing led to a protest which halted vehicular movement in the area.

Witnesses said that the refusal of Mr Saleh to pay the bribe led to a heated argument between him and the police.

"It was at the cause of the argument that one of the police officers shot him," one witness said asking that his name not be disclosed.

Another witness told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Saleh "died instantly".

The incident led to a protest that the police found difficult...