The Ondo State Police command over the weekend arrested one of their own for allegedly shooting a fellow cop.
The suspect, Kazeem Shehu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), attached to the Ajagba Divisional Police Station in Ajagba town, Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State, shot dead his close friend also a policeman, Inspector Adelakun Lawal, during a fracas at a beer joint over the weekend.
Sources say the two officers had gone to the drinking joint located at Ejankole Street in Okerowo area of the town at about 5.00 p.m. and were enjoying themselves when suddenly an argument ensued between them which later degenerated.
However, efforts by other customers at the joint to call the officers to order were rebuffed.
The suspect, it was learnt; after the hot argument reportedly drew out a pistol which was hidden in his pocket and shot the late police officer at a close range.
The sound of the gunshot attracted others in the relaxation centre who rushed the victim to the state Specialist Hospital in Ondo town.
It was learnt that the suspect tried to flee but was apprehended by some of those present at the relaxation joint.
Speaking on the tragic incident, the state Police Command image-maker Wole Ogodo, who confirmed the incident, revealed that the suspect was in detention, and pointed out that investigation into the incident was ongoing.
Ogodo told newsmen that Lawal would face the full wrath of the law after investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, the corpse of the slain policeman who was until his untimely death a police prosecutor at an Ondo Chief Magistrate’s Court, has been deposited at the morgue of the Ondo State Specialist Hospital.