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.
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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,
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.