Posted by Muritala Ayinla, Dan Atori and Ekong Clems | 1 February 2018 | 1,176 times
A policeman, Corporal Bala Adamu, has reportedly shot dead a Mobile policeman, Sergeant Emmanuel Timothy, who was on special assignment in Madagali town of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Adamu allegedly shot Timothy to death because the deceased refused to settle the N100 bill for local gin popularly called ogogoro to a lady selling alcohol.
The alcohol seller was said to be Adamu’s girlfriend. Confirming the incident to journalists in Yola yesterday, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Othman Abubakar, said the incident occurred on Tuesday following “a minor misunderstanding” about 10:45 a.m. at the Madagali Police Division. He said: “The deceased, Timothy, from 13 Squadron, Makurdi, Benue State, was among those deployed to Adamawa State on special assignment.”
Abubakar did not give reason for the misunderstanding. He said Adamu had been disarmed and arrested, while the matter had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for investigation. Abubakar said the Timothy’s body had been deposited at the Specialist Hospital morgue in Yola.
A witness said the two policemen were engaged in hot argument in a local drinking joint when the incident occurred.
•Extracted from a New Telegraph report.
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