Olarere Michael, A police officer, has committed suicide after shooting his girlfriend, identified simply as Tosin to death around a private school situated on Agba Dam Housing Estate, Gaa Akanbi, in the Ilorin area of Kwara State.
The police officer who was attached to the Kwara State Government House, Ilorin, and his lover were spending time together when an argument ensued between them, Punch Metro reports.
The argument reportedly degenerated and the officer attempted to attack his lover but she fled.
In an attempt to achieve his aim, the policeman who was enraged by the argument between him and his lover, paid a visit to the family house of his lover’s friend on Erin Ile Road, Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin, to attack Tosin with a cutlass.
Residents and shop owners around the school say the officer who had been trailing his lover, caught up with her on the school premises and shot her dead with an AK-47 rifle.
Reports say the deceased lover brought her daughter to the school when the police sergeant took advantage of the situation to carry out the crime around 8am on the premises of the school.
The police sergeant having shot Tosin thrice in the chest corked the gun, stood the rifle vertically on the ground, aimed his throat, and used his leg to pull the trigger, blowing up his head in the process.
He died on the spot.
The development was confirmed by Okasanmi Akayi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement, noting that the corpses have been evacuated by policemen dispatched to the scene of the attack.
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Akayi in the statement titled, ‘RE: KILLING OF A LADY AND SELF BY A POLICE SERGEANT IN ILORIN’, described the incident as a case of love gone sour, noting that it had nothing to do with police brutality.
The statement read, “Around 08.05am on March 2, 2023, information reached the command that a man in police uniform later identified by his uniform and name tag F/NO 497093 as Sergeant Olalere Michael later known to be attached to 15 PMF, Ilorin, went to the Chapel of Redemption, Agba Dam Housing Estate in Ilorin, and shot and killed a yet-to-be-identified lady, then shot himself in the head and died.
“Immediately after the information got to the command, the state Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, dispatched a team of policemen and detectives to the scene, where the corpses were recovered and deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where the bodies were certified dead.
“The command wishes to state clearly that the deadly incident was an aftermath of love gone sour and that it has nothing to do with police brutality. Meanwhile, investigation of this unfortunate incident is in progress, and the report of the investigation will be made public as soon as it is ready.”
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