Police officer shoots colleague to death in Abia

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Police officer shoots colleague dead while trying to arrest civilian in Aba


A police officer has shot his colleague to death in Abia State over an argument.

The policemen were attached to the lawmaker representing the Isiala Ngwa South constituency in the state assembly, Ginger Onwusibe.

The command’s spokesman, Godfrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident to journalists in Umuahia on Monday.

Mr Ogbonna said the incident occurred on Saturday, and an investigation had commenced.

The command spokesman described the incident as unfortunate and condemnable, adding that “the policemen are from SPU Base 15, Anambra, but attached to the legislator.”

According to Mr Ogbonna, the erring policeman is in custody, while the remains of the deceased have been deposited in the morgue.

“The case is under investigation by SCID to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident,” he further said.

(NAN)