The police in Adamawa State have confirmed the death of a sergeant from gunshot by a corporal, allegedly following a feud over a girl.
The spokesperson of the police in the state, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the death of the officer “over a minor disagreement.”
The incident happened at a bar in Madagali Local Government Area of the state.
witness who refused to be named said the two officers had a spat over
the girl said to be an alcohol seller and the girlfriend of the
“They had a hot argument had on Tuesday over one
alcohol seller who is girlfriend to Corporal Adamu. She had complained
that late Sergeant Timothy did not pay a N100 bill for his drink.
initially took a shot of a local gin and demanded for another shot.
This situation provoked Corporal Adamu, who warned Sergeant Timothy to
be careful with his utterance to his girlfriend or he would be dealt
“And true to his words, Corporal Adamu cocked
his rifle and shot Timothy, killing him on the spot and causing
pandemonium,” the witness said.
Police spokesperson, Mr. Abubakar, told PREMIUM TIMES that an officer “shot his colleague over a minor disagreement.”
from the area indicated that it was on Tuesday morning at about 11 : 00
a.m, when Corporal Bala Adamu and his colleague late Sergeant Emmanuel
Timothy attached to 13 Squadron Police Mobile Force, Makurdi on special
duties in Madagali, engaged each other in a hot argument that resulted
to the corporal killing the sergeant with his rifle.”
He said the
corporal had been arrested ,while the corpse of the slain officer had
been deposited at the Yola Specialist Hospital Mortuary.
case has since been referred to the Criminal Investigation Department,
Cid, at the state headquarters and investigation has commenced,” Mr.