Policeman kills woman friend, self in Kwara

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The Kwara State Police Command is investigating the circumstances surrounding how a police officer shot a woman to death on the promises of a school on Thursday in Ilorin.

It was gathered that the police officer also shot himself to death after the murder.

The murdered woman was believed to be mistress of the police officer.

An eyewitness said upon arrival at the school with her child, the police officer accosted the murdered woman, had some discussions with her before shooting her twice.

He added that the police officer immediately shot himself to death.

A man who resides in the area said the police officer and the woman hired an apartment from him some weeks back and had been behaving like love birds until they started having problems since five days earlier.

He said, “They have been having issues since five days ago. When they rented the house, we were always happy with the way they showed love to each other.

“Some say the police officer was a man friend of the woman, but they had been quarrelling for the past few days now.”

The state spokesman, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed that a police officer killed a woman and himself on Thursday in Ilorin.

He said added that the police had begun investigation into the matter.

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