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How Policeman killed female colleague in Delta
By Barth Ozah
THERE was pandemonium at Asaba metropolis recently when an irate policeman reportedly shot a female colleague during a protest by some traders in Bonsaac area.
The officer who was said to be attached to the ‘B’ Division of the Delta State Police Command in Asaba was allegedly dispersing traders when he mistakenly fired a gun shot, killing his female colleague on the spot.
Shop owners, commuters and residents fled for safety during the incident as efforts to revived the victim by her colleagues failed.
It was however gathered that the ‘killer’ cop and four other colleagues were drafted from the ‘B’ Division to quell the protest against a self-imposed chairman of petty traders which majority of the traders were against.
A source said the protest went wrong when one of the cops went berserk and opened fire, with the bullet accidentally hitting his female colleague who died immediately.
“Following the unfortunate death of the female cop, police operatives later came to sweep the area and indiscriminately arrested some of the traders.
” Over eleven traders were arrested while several others fled the area to avoid the wrath of the operatives. Some of them are still being detained at the State Police Command’s headquarters in Asaba. The killer policeman was arrested by his colleagues,” the source said.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke, confirmed the death of the officer when contacted saying investigation was going on to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incidence.
He added that 15 suspects were currently being detained at the State Police Command.