Trigger-Happy Police Corporal Kills Inspector

From Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin

A Police Inspector has allegedly been shot to death by a trigger-happy corporal identified as Oziegbe Omobude, from Uokhai community in Owan East local government area of Edo state for reasons that are still unclear.

The incident reportedly took place on Monday night at Iyoha road beside Guinness Nigeria Plc, Ikpoba Hill, Benin city when the victim was on his way for an official duty at the United Bank for Africa Plc, located at Agbor road.

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Another corporal who accidentally boarded the same vehicle with the suspect also sustained gunshot wounds from his gun-wielding colleague who apparently suspected that he saw him kill the Police Inspector.

The second corporal simply identified as Ayinla had alighted from the bus and was demanding for his change from the bus driver when the suspect shot at him and ordered the driver to drive off.

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The suspect police officer is presently on the run.

When contacted, the State Police Command spokesman, Moses Eguavoen, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

Meanwhile, the injured Ayinla is said to have been hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital at Ikpoba Hill area of Benin where the corpse of the late Inspector was also said to have been deposited.

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