Policeman shoots laundryman for snatching his colleague's lover

The suspect seeks the payment of all the money his colleague spent on the victim's wife, as he shot him in his leg.

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The laundryman, Blessing Demian who's pressing for justice, said Kadire had shot him in the leg on Saturday, September 14, 2019, when he was returning home from work.

Punch reports that Kadire shot Demian for allegedly marrying a woman, whom his colleague once had an affair with.

It was reported that the woman, who allegedly had an affair with one of Kadire’s colleagues, left the police officer to marry Demian, a decision that did not go down well with the cop.

According to Demian, the suspect shot him in the leg for refusing to refund the money that his colleague allegedly spent on the woman. Demian said Kadire after shooting him, had vowed to kill him.

He said, “I was coming back from work in Ago and going to Ejigbo on a scooter, which I use to collect clothes and deliver them when I was stopped by one of the policemen at a checkpoint by the Petrocam filling station at the turning leading to the Oke-Afa mass burial ground.

“I asked why he stopped me and he said I was mad and before I could say any other thing, he started beating me, and when my wife, who was on the bike, asked what happened, he started beating her as well.

“Before I knew what was happening, he had pushed me into the police van and said I was an armed robber and shot at my leg and said that he would kill my wife and I and throw our bodies away.

“He said I ought to know that I should have returned the money that his colleague spent on my wife when they were dating and that if we did not pay the money, we would pay with our lives.

“When he fired the shot at me, some of the bullets hit a truck driver whom the policemen were trying to extort and one agbero, and before we knew what was happening, the policemen had disappeared.”

The 30-year-old, who claimed that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Ejigbo Police Station, where he reported the case, was furious with Kadire, said although the station initially paid his medical bills, he was later abandoned.

When contacted for confirmation of the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana said Kadire will be punished for his professional misconduct.

Elkana added that the suspect will be handed over to the conventional court for trial.

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