Policeman Shoots Boss Over Girlfriend

The Adamawa police command has confirmed the death of a sergeant by a corporal over a dispute.

The spokesperson of the police in the state, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the death of the officer “over a minor disagreement.”

The incident happened at a bar in Madagali Local Government Area of the state.

A witness who refused to be named said the two officers had a spat over the girl said to be an alcohol seller and the girlfriend of the corporal.

“They had a hot argument had on Tuesday over one alcohol seller who is girlfriend to Corporal Adamu. She had complained that late Sergeant Timothy did not pay a N100 bill for his drink.

“He initially took a shot of a local gin and demanded for another shot. This situation provoked Corporal Adamu, who warned Sergeant Timothy to be careful with his utterance to his girlfriend or he would be dealt with mercilessly.

“And true to his words, Corporal Adamu cocked his rifle and shot Timothy, killing him on the spot and causing pandemonium,” the witness said.

Police spokesperson, Mr. Abubakar, told newsmen that an officer “shot his colleague over a minor disagreement.”

“Reports from the area indicated that it was on Tuesday morning at about 11 : 00 a.m, when Corporal Bala Adamu and his colleague late Sergeant Emmanuel Timothy attached to 13 Squadron Police Mobile Force, Makurdi on special duties in Madagali, engaged each other in a hot argument that resulted to the corporal killing the sergeant with his rifle.”

He said the corporal had been arrested, while the corpse of the slain officer had been deposited at the Yola Specialist Hospital Mortuary.

“The case has since been referred to the Criminal Investigation Department, Cid, at the state headquarters and investigation has commenced,” Mr. Abubakar said.


Policeman Found Dead Near Sawmill Hours After Paying For Planks

A policeman who was said to have on Tuesday paid for planks to be delivered on Wednesday was found dead beside the Onibueja sawmill, where he paid for the materials.

Circumstances surrounding the death of the policeman from provost section at the Zone 11 headquarters of the Police in Osogbo, State of Osun, are unclear yet, but sources said he was seen at the sawmill in Osogbo where he paid for planks.

An Itel phone, a wrist watch and one ATM card were found on the corpse.

One of the residents of the area said, “We saw this man here yesterday. He came to this sawmill to buy planks. He paid for the plank but he did not go with the planks. The plank seller was expecting the man to come and carry the planks today. We are surprise to see his dead body this morning.”

The corpse was discovered by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corpse (NSCDC) and when the men discovered that he was a policeman, they quickly informed the police authority in the state.

The Public Relation Officer of the NSCDC, Mr Wale Afolabi told journalists that upon the discovery that the deceased was a policeman, the NSCDC men contacted the police and detectives arrived at the scene immediately.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Zone 11 Police Headquarters comprising Osun, Oyo and Ondo states, AIG Agboola Osodi Glova confirmed the identity of the late policeman. He said the circumstances surrounding his death would be investigated.

13 Suspect And Three Others Arrested Over The Death Of A Policeman

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested 13 persons, following the disturbances by over 100 hoodlums in Onitsha that claimed the lives of a policeman, a pregnant woman and her two children on Thursday.

The command Friday warned that police will not take it lightly with any person or group that tries to take laws into their hands in the state.

Also, the command said it recovered Ak-47 riffle of the deceased policeman from the house of one of the suspects.

In a statement released Friday in Awka by the command after the incident on Thursday and made available to reporters, which was signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Princess Nkeiruka Nwode, said: “enough is enough”.

It was gathered that what sparked off the rampage of the youths was when a tipper lost control when it was being flagged down by the police men on check point, where it lost control and killed a pregnant woman and her two children.

Angered the action of the policemen, the youths numbering over 100 besieged the check point and pursued the policemen who ran away immediately after the incident and killed two of them.

Also in the process, some property at Amazu motor company was destroyed by the irate youth, but the intervention of the state police commissioner, Mr. Garba Baba Umar through the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Okpoko restored normalcy.

According to Nwode, the bodies of the four persons who lost their lives during the fracas had been deposited at the mortuary for post mortem examination.

She equally said that the commissioner of police Umar, had ordered for full-scale investigation to ascertain the actual cause of the incident with a view to fishing out the perpetrators of such dastardly act.

The incident, according to Nwode happened between 12 and 1 pm on Thursday, along Onitsha – Owerri expressway, adding that preliminary investigation revealed that it was caused by a lorry.

Nwode, said the registration number of the lorry was Anambra 859 GDD, which lost control at the police check point and knocked down a yet to be identified woman and three other children.

The release said, “Anambra state police command received a distress call that misguided elements numbering over 100 went on rampage and attacked a police check point at Km 4/6 along Onitsha-Owerri road manned by visiting police mobile unit attached to 3 PMF Enugu”

“And in the process killing on the spot one SGT. Uchenna Ezike while on duty, took away his Ak-47 riffle, set ablaze four vehicles and destroyed Bontus group”

“Meanwhile, following the distress call, police patrol teams led by DPO Okpoko rushed to the scene, restored normalcy in the area and arrested 13 suspects including one Paul Igwe whose custody the deceased police riffle was recovered,” the command said.