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Police Officer Stab His Colleague In Lagos, Blames It On Alcohol

Operatives of the Lagos state police command have arrested an unnamed police Sergeant for allegedly stabbing an Inspector, Francis Adekunle, to death while under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.

According to The Nation reports, the Sergeant went berserk after drinking alcohol at a nearby liquor store and returned to his compound in Oke-Odo. The Sergeant reportedly picked a quarrel with one of his neighbors, and was chasing the man about with a cutlass when the Inspector, said to be attached to the Special Protection Unit (SPU) 2 Ikeja, intervened. It was in the process the Sergeant pounced on the inspector with the machete, leaving several cuts on his legs and body.

The erring officer who is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Yaba, lives in the same compound in Oke-Odo with his deceased colleague and other tenants. It was gathered that prior to the fatal incident, several complaints have been made about how he drinks to stupor and attacks people in the process.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where he died this morning Monday, June 8.

Confirming the incident, the Public relations officer of the Lagos state police command, Bala Elkana, said an investigation into the incident has commenced.

His words ;

“This did not happen in the barracks. They both stay in town with other civilians. They were neither on duty nor anywhere near police facility when it happened. I have to correct that impression because a lot of people have been calling me to say it happened inside barrack.

No matter where it happened, a crime was committed and the suspect is in custody. I will issue a statement soon on this incident”

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