In Lagos: Policeman shoots wife, self dead

A yet-to-be-identified policeman attached to the Highway Patrol Team of the Lagos State Police Command has committed suicide after shooting his wife dead at the Prisons Barracks on Awolowo Road in the Ikoyi area of the state

Punch Metro gathered that a fight broke out between the couple on Sunday and the policeman allegedly shot his wife dead with his gun.

After shooting his wife, it was learnt that the cop also shot himself dead.

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When PUNCH Metro visited the scene of the incident on Monday, it was gathered that the policeman and his wife were arguing about their marriage when the tragedy occurred.

A resident of the area, who identified himself simply as Segun, said the policeman became annoyed because his wife opted to end the union and took his gun and shot her dead.

Another resident, Shakiru Sulaimon, while blaming the policeman for the incident, said he acted as if he was under a spell.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, said the policeman and his wife died while on admission in hospital, adding that investigation was ongoing to ascertain what led to the incident.

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