Police officer stabs colleague to death in Bayelsa

Ben Okolo, the Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, confirmed the death of a police officer by his colleague on Friday in Yenagoa. 

Mr. Okolo stated that he has ordered the suspect's detention as well as an investigation into the incident. 

The commissioner made the announcement in a statement issued by the state's police spokesperson, Asinmi Butswat. 

Governor Akpoboloukeme, a sergeant, was said to be off-duty when he fatally stabbed another sergeant, Sapele Eyeridideke, over a minor misunderstanding. 

According to Mr Butswat, the incident occurred on Thursday in Edepie, Yenagoa.

When he was apprehended on the East/West Road, the suspect immediately fled the scene and attempted to flee to another state, according to news reports. 

According to a witness, the two police officers, who are cousins, were attending a wedding ceremony at a popular hotel in Yenagoa when the slain officer "made a joke that did not go well with the other officer." 

Before their friends intervened to talk to them, the two were almost in a fight. The two cousins exited the wedding venue and went their separate ways.

Rather than returning home, the suspect was said to have followed the victim to a secluded location and stabbed him with a dagger on the left side of his rib cage, killing him instantly, according to a witness. The body has been taken to a mortuary.





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