September 2, 2014

Port Harcourt policeman commits suicide

Port Harcourt – A police officer serving in Rivers State police command on Tuesday committed suicide in Port Harcourt.

Mr. Ben Ugwuegbulam, the command’s spokesman, confirmed this development, saying that the said officer shot himself on the chest, after he had shot and wounded an Inspector.

He said the late corporal and the inspector he shot were both on the same beat at the Platgeria Company on Plot 278, Trans Amadi area of the Port Harcourt metropolis.

Ugwuegbulam explained that the two were rushed to Teme Hospital, Port Harcourt, but the Corporal died later, having fought the hospital personnel while refusing treatment.

The spokesman said the Inspector was responding to treatment, while the AK-47 rifle used by the Corporal has been recovered.

Ugwuegbulam, who said that no misunderstanding was noticed between the officers before the incident occurred, added that the State Criminal Investigating Department was investigating the incident.

The late Corporal whose name Ugwuegbulam did not disclose was attached to “B” operations. (NAN)

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