Arrest turns bloody, as Policeman accidentally shoots colleague dead, kills self

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Arrest turns bloody, as Policeman accidentally shoots colleague dead, kills self

A Rivers State Police Officer, Inspector Nelson Abuante has allegedly shot dead his colleague in an attempt to arrest a suspect in the State.

A policeman, Inspector Nelson Abuante, has accidentally shot dead his colleague, one Inspector Monday Gbaramana.

Abuante reportedly killed his contemporary during an attempt to arrest a suspect in Rivers State.

The terrifying incident, as reported, occurred on Sunday’s afternoon at Nyogor-Lueku, Khana Local Government Area of the state.

He was said to have taking his own life too after his colleague gave up the ghost.

The two officers were said to be attached to Taabaa Division were said to have gone to Nyogor-Lueku to arrest one Mr. Akere Akpobari over some allegations made against him by his mother.

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Akere was said to have resisted the arrest, leading to a fierce physical confrontation between him and the two Inspectors.

In the ensuing melee, Abuante was said to have mistakenly shot Gbaramana. He died from the gunshot injury while being rushed to the hospital.

“In the course of the altercation, Inspector Nelson Abuante mistakenly shot Gbaramana and he sustained serious injuries. So, Abuante and Akere’s mother tried to rush the injured officer to the hospital,” Punch quoted a source as saying .

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But, on the way to the hospital, the car conveying them ran out of fuel and Inspector Monday died in the process.

“Immediately Abuante discovered that his colleague had died, he carried his gun and shot himself to death,” the source said.

The bodies of the two officers had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident.

Inringe-Koko said investigations were ongoing into the incident.

“Yes, the incident happened. We are investigating to unravel what really happened,” she said in a terse message

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