Policeman kills lover, colleague for cheating
A jealous policeman has taken his own life after killing his lover and a colleague over alleged cheating.
The lady, who sold GSM recharge cards, was said to be double-dating the two policemen.
Investigations showed that the tragic incident took place at the popular CBN Junction in Karu, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday.
The killer cop, a sergeant, was said to be the primary lover of the deceased lady.
However, his colleague working with him on the same police patrol team, also started dating the lady without his knowledge.
Sources, however, told Saturday PUNCH that the bubble burst when the sergeant got wind of the development and went to confront his girlfriend.
Saturday PUNCH gathered that in the ensuing drama and argument, the jealous sergeant shot the lady twice in the chest
As onlookers tried to come to terms with the unfolding incident, the sergeant again shot his colleague dead.
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Having certified that the two were dead, he reportedly turned the the gun on himself.
An eyewitness, Mr. Bature Iliya, who said he was using the Automated Teller Machine of a commercial bank just across the road when the incident occurred, told Saturday PUNCH that he still could not believe what he saw.
He said, “They were shouting and arguing. The sergeant was visibly angry, telling the lady why she had to treat him that way.
“The other policeman was a Corporal. He was standing there as the two argued. Suddenly, he shot the lady, then killed the colleague. Within seconds, he also shot himself dead. It was like a scene from a movie.”
Crowds still gathered at the scene on Friday, discussing the incident. Some wondered why someone would take lives because a lady cheated on him.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Anjuguri Manzah could not be reached for comment as he didn't respond to calls to his phone. He also did not respond to a text message sent to him.
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