Policeman Kills Wife, Kid, 4 Others in Abeokuta

Pandemonium broke out Thursday morning when a police corporal attached to the Ogun state Police Command, simply called Egunbiyi shot and killed six people before killing himself at Obantoko area of Abeokuta, the state capital, southwest Nigeria.

It was learnt that the policeman went into the sudden rage after learning that someone was sleeping with his wife.

Sources said he left the police headquarters at Eleweran, just a few kilometres to the scene of the incident, on a commercial motorcycle, raced to the house, shot at his wife, Tosin, who is also a police officer attached to Obantoko Police Station, the landlady of the house, Iya Basira, the landlady’s daughter, Basira, the landlady’s son called Taofeek, another unnamed son as well her grandchild called Kaosara Jesu Tofunmi.

He also shot and killed Kunle, the motorcycle rider who brought him to the house before killing himself.

Three other victims he shot, one of them called Sikiru, were said to be in critical condition and rushed to Federal Medical Centre at Idi-Aba.

At the time of this report, the seven corpses had also been taken away from the scene of the incident and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.

Calls to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, were not taken. source


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