A police Corporal has shot dead another officer, while trying to settle a quarrel between the said officer and his wife in Yobe.
The Yobe state commissioner of Police Sanusi Rufai confirmed the killing of the Police ASP by the corporal, both serving in Gashua the headquarters of Bade Local Government Area of the state.
According to the commissioner of police, the ASP was playing a fatherly role between the police corporal and his wife when the corporal took offence and shot dead the officer, contrary to media report that the killing was as a result of a clash over a girlfriend.
“The deceased was playing a fatherly role as a superior officer towards the resolution of a persistent dispute between the police corporal and his wife, contrary to rumour and media report that they had a brawl over girlfriend. Far from it”
The commissioner also confirmed that the officer has had series of complaints from the wife of the police corporal and has intervened several times to make peace with the family when the police corporal took offence with the officer.
He said the ASP has blamed the corporal severally on the issues brought before him by the corporal’s wife and has equally urged the corporal several times to change his attitude for the better, an advice that never went down well with the corporal.
A police source that pleaded anonymity told Channels Television that when the disagreement persisted, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) intervened, but the corporal took offence with the DPO’s stand.
The police corporal has however been arrested.