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.