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From TUNDE RAHEEM, Akure
A trigger-happy police officer, Kazeem Sheu (ASP) attached to Ajagba Divisional Police Station in Irele at the weekend gunned down his junior officer, Inspector Adelakun Lawal at a beer palour in Ondo town for allegedly arguing with him. The two officers, it was learnt, were long-time good friends until the tragic incident.
The duo was said to have gone to the beer parlour located at Ejankole Street in Okerowo area in Ondo town at about 5pm to relax but in the course of their discussion an argument ensued between them, which later degenerated into a hot verbal exchange. The eyewitness stated further that all efforts by others to broker peace failed as the two friends later engaged each other in verbal assaults. According to the eyewitness, out of annoyance, the ASP brought out a pistol and shot the late inspector at close range. The inspector was reported to have fallen down after he was shot several times.
The ASP attempted to run away when he noticed that the junior officer was dying but the people around prevented him from escaping. The quick intervention of some mobile policemen saved the officer from mob action as he sustained injuries from the mob. The inspector died on the way to the state Specialist Hospital in Ondo town.
His corpse was later deposited at the hospital’s mortuary. The victim, until his untimely death, served as a police prosecutor at an Ondo Chief Magistrate Court. The command spokesperson, Donald Odogo, who confirmed the incident said the killer officer had been transfered to the state CID for further interrogation.