Kwara; Police Sergeant kills woman friend, self
By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
A Mobile Police Sergeant has reportedly killed his woman friend and later shot himself dead in the premises of a school in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The incident which happened early on Thursday near the gate of a private school located at Agba Dam Housing Estate, Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin was reportedly due to a misunderstanding between the policeman and his lover.
The MOPOL Sergeant, whose identity could not yet be ascertained as at press time, was said to have been attached to the Kwara state Government House, Ilorin.
According to residents and shop owners around the school, the police officer was said to have been on trail of his deceased female friend around the school premises for some time before the Thursday morning shooting and killing.
He was also said to have visited the family house of the deceased female friend located at Erin Ile road, Gaa Akanbi few days ago to allegedly attack her with cutlass, apparently because of misunderstanding between the duo.
The MOPOL Sergeant, witnesses said, had entered the school premises at about few minutes before 8:00am in his brand new Toyota Corolla car earlier than his female friend who later brought her daughter to the school.
The deceased female friend, and mother of one, was simply identified as Tosin.
The police officer was said to have brought out his AK-47 rifle and shot Tosin on the chest three times, killing her on the spot.
It was gathered that the MOPOL Sergeant corked the gun again, stood the rifle vertically on the ground, aimed his throat and used his leg to pull the trigger just as his head was blown off with the single shot and he slso died on the spot.
Reacting to the development, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kwara state Command, Okasanmi Ajayi in a statement confirmed the incident, saying that the dastardly incident was an aftermath of love gone sour “and that it has nothing to do with police brutality”.
“Immediately after the information got to the command, the Commissioner of Police for Kwara State, CP Paul Odama, psc+, dispatched a team of policemen and detectives to the scene, where the corpses were recovered and deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where the bodies were certified dead
“The command wishes to state clearly that the deadly incident was an aftermath of love gone sour and that it has nothing to do with police brutality.
“Meanwhile, investigation of this unfortunate incident is in progress, and the report of the investigation will be made public as soon as it is ready”, the statement added.