A trigger-happy policeman has killed a 30-year-old first class graduate of Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, according to reports.
The victim, Moses Murtala Aminu, who lived at No. 67 Ahmadu Ahidjo Street, Narayi High Cost family residence, Barnawa, Kaduna State went to a party on Sunday where the police constable that killed him, Alex Okpe was beating up his girlfriend outside the party venue. When he tried to intervene, the policeman got angry and shot Aminu who died on the spot. The constable was also said to have shot in the air as he escaped on his motorcycle.
Officers attached to the Barnawa Police Division had since arrested him, reports said.
Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Femi Adenaike confirmed the incident. According to him, Alex Okpe has been arrested and he confessed to the killing on interrogation.
Okpe however claimed that he fired the shots in ‘self-defence’.
“The suspect is in the cell and we have commenced investigation. And if he is found guilty, we will give him an in-house trial and summary dismissal so that he can face the law for homicide,” Adenaike said.