Saturday, 22 March 2014

Police Corporal kills self with gun

A 30 year old mobile policeman, Corporal Tanko Usman has allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle.
The incident took place on Saturday in an uncompleted building along Eastern Bye-pass in Minna, Niger state capital.

The Nation gathered that Usman who until his death was attached to Squadron 12 Police Mobile Force PMF Minna shot himself in the early hours of the day with a AK 47 rifle shortly after he left his duty post in one of the second generation bank in the city.
He was said to have parked his motorcycle by the road and walked briskly into the uncompleted building and took his life.
An eye witness said unsuspecting people around saw the armed Police Corporal entered the uncompleted building but were later attracted by his gun shot few minutes later.
According to one of the men around who spoke in confidence, “Nobody suspected that something awful was in the offering when the Corporal entered the uncompleted building, infact nobody challenged him, it was the gun shot that attracted us and when we got in we found the dead body of the Policeman.
“We later reported the incident at Maitunmbi Police division from where we gathered the police mobile squadron was contacted and some of their (MOPOL) men came to evacuate the body”.
Confirming the incident Niger State Police Command spokesman, Richard Adamu Oguche (ASP) said the commander squadron Mopol 12 and the Divisional Crime officer (DCO) of Maitumbi division visited the scene of the incident and organised the evacuation of the body.
According to Oguche, “The fact is that this morning there was a report that a man suspected to be mobile policeman allegedly shot himself in an uncompleted building at Eastern bye-pass and it was discovered he is from 12 squadron Police Mobile force PMF, he shot himself with his service rifle which was also recovered and given back to the squadron commander”.
He said the body has been deposited the body at IBB Specialised Hospital ’s Mortuary, Minna.

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