A corporal with the Cross River State Police Command has been arrested after he allegedly shot one of his colleagues death during a shootout with cult members.
CrossRiverWatch reports that Iyeke, shot and killed Inspector Edet Archibong during a gun duel between the police and suspected cultists in Calabar.
While confirming the incident, State Commissioner of Police, Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, said Iyeke was arrested after the police swung into action by tracing the cult members to their hideout where some of them were arrested and they confessed that the Inspector was killed by the suspect who is one of their members.
“The suspect said that Iyeke was the one that the police Inspector during the clash between them and the police.
You will recall that we lost one of our Inspectors last month during an exchange of fire with some cult members here in Calabar.
A majority of the suspects have been arrested. Our interrogation shows that one of our personnel, Corporal Kingsley Iyeke, was one of the cultists.
After interrogating one of the arrested cultists confessed that Iyeke was a member and that he was the one that shot the police inspector dead.
During our orderly room trial, we found out that truly he was a member of the cult. We have dismissed him and he will face the full wrath of the law accordingly,” the CP said.
However, the 35-year-old Iyeke, an indigene of River State, denied being a member of any cult, saying that the accusation was a frame-up.