There was pandemonium in the Dutse area of Abuja on Saturday, December 21, as a police inspector, John Markus, shot his colleague dead and later committed suicide.
The Herald gathered that another police officer was injured the incident which occurred very early in the morning at the Dutse Police Divisional Headquarters.
The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Bala Ciroma, confirmed the development. The incident occurred as Markus who was said to be on duty as a station guard fired a round of ammunition into the air.
He was reported to have been called to order by a police corporal, Mathew Akubo, but the inspector turned to his subordinate and shot him in the head. Thereafter, a Superintendent of Police Abdullahi Ovanu came out from the office to inquire what happened but the inspector also shot him in the arm.
A few minutes after the incident, Markus shot himself through his mouth. The remains of the inspector and the corporal have been deposited at the mortuary in Kubwa General Hospital while the superintendent of police was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, The Herald reported that the Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday condemned the killing of a Police Corporal by an inspector who later committed suicide in FCT.
A statement by ASP Mariam Yusuf in Abuja said the incident happened on Saturday at the Police Divisional Headquarters in Dutse Alhaji area of the territory.
She said that preliminary investigation into the incident revealed that the inspector fired a shot at the corporal and injured a Deputy Superintendent of Police before committing suicide.
Yusuf said the Commissioner of Police in Charge of FCT, Bala Ciroma, had ordered a discreet investigation into the incident and put measures in place to forestall future reoccurrence.