Policeman Shoots Wife, Before Killing Himself in Lagos State

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A policeman shot himself and his wife dead at Prison Barrack, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday, it has emerged.

It was gathered that the policeman identified as Edward was allegedly drunk at the time he pulled the trigger at close range.

After shooting his wife, it was learnt that the cop also shot himself dead.

The reason for the murder-suicide is not yet known.

Spokesperson for the police in Lagos, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident, adding that they were investigating the matter to establish what led to the tragedy.

Elkana stated, ‘We received the information and we rushed there, but the prison authorities already took them to hospital and both of them died while on admission. The wife died first and the husband died later.

“The man was a police officer attached to the highway patrol, while the woman was an inspector of the Nigerian Correctional Service attached to the non-correctional service. We are investigating the cause of the incident, because nobody was there, just the two of them, when he shot her and himself. They both died while on admission.”

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