Poverty Police officer kills colleague over N20K

A police officer in Bayelsa State has reportedly shot his colleague to death for insisting they share a monetary gift with their DPO.

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It was a tragic incident after a police officer attached to the Bayelsa State Police Command, allegedly shot his colleague to death over a cash of N20,000.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the incident which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, November 8, 2016, came about following an argument between the two officers on the sharing formula to be employed.

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It was gathered that the duo was given the money after an operation and while the deceased was of the opinion that part of the money should be given to their Divisional Police Officer who assigned them to the job, the assailant would not want anyone to be part of the largesse.

In the heat of the argument, the enraged officer reportedly brought out his gun and shot his colleague, a native of Ondewari community in Southern Ijaw Local Government area of the state.

The deceased, who is survived by two wives and children, was said to have died on the spot while the suspect who attempted to escape from the scene was apprehended and handed over to the police.

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Sympathizers were seen trooping to the deceased residence at Swali to pay condolences to his family with some of them commenting that he was such a nice man who always looked out for the welfare of others.

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