Sunday, June 13, 2021

Policeman kills wife, self in Lagos

Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A Police Inspector attached to the Highway Patrol on Saturday night shot his wife and himself after a disagreement.

It was gathered that the policeman identified as Edward was allegedly drunk at the time he pulled the trigger at close range.

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The Inspector, whose wife was a Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, Inspector at Ikoyi, was said to have stormed their Warder Barrack flat late Saturday night which led to a fight.

The Nation gathered that the couple was in the habit of quarrelling and their situation worsened after the woman opted out of the union.

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Her threat, it was learnt was borne out of the man’s alleged mistrust and possessive nature.

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In the heat of the disagreement, the policemen cocked his gun and fired at his wife. He was said to have thereafter shot himself in the head.

The Nation gathered that their neighbours at Flat One alerted Ikoyi NCoS officials who rushed the duo to the hospital.

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It was learnt that the woman passed on on Sunday morning while doctors were battling to save her and the Inspector died afterwards.

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Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was ongoing.

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