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Policeman kills colleague over N20 000 largesse

08 November 2016, 20:33

Yenagoa - A policeman (name withheld) with the Bayelsa Police Command has shot dead his colleague (name also withheld) over N20, 000 largesse.

The incident occurred early Tuesday morning following an argument between the officers on the sharing formula.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the duo went on an operation where they were rewarded with N20, 000.

NAN gathered that the deceased was of the opinion that they should give their Divisional Police Officer (DPO) part of the money, while the other objected.

Also read: 3 killed in ethnic clashes in Imo State

While the argument ensued, the enraged police officer allegedly brought out his gun and shot his colleague.

NAN reports that the deceased, a native of Ondewari community in Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa is survived by two wives and children.

His remains have been deposited at the morgue of Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa.

Sympathisers were seen trooping to the deceased residence at Swali to pay condolences to his family.

Some of them, who spoke with NAN, described him as a “jolly good fellow.’’

When contacted, the Spokesman for the command, Mr Asinim Butswat, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident. 


- NAN

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