Cop kills himself and lover in Kwara
On Thursday, a cop named Olalere Michael reportedly killed himself after shooting his lover, known only as Tosin, to death on the premises of a private school in the Agba Dam Housing Estate of Gaa Akanbi, in Kwara State’s Ilorin area.
According to report, the Cop was attached to the Kwara State Government House, Ilorin, and was with his lover when a disagreement erupted between them. The disagreement reportedly escalated, and the police officer allegedly tried to attack his girlfriend, but she fled.
In an attempt to carry out his plan, the police officer, who was angered by the disagreement, reportedly went to Tosin’s friend’s family home on Erin Ile Road, Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin, to attack her with a cutlass.
Residents and shop owners near the school stated that the police officer caught up with his girlfriend on the school premises and shot her dead with an AK-47 rifle. According to reports, Tosin had brought her daughter to the school when the police officer took advantage of the situation to carry out the crime around 8 a.m. on the school premises.
After shooting Tosin three times in the chest, the police officer cocked the gun, placed the rifle vertically on the ground, aimed it at his throat, and used his leg to pull the trigger, blowing his head off in the process.
The police sergeant died on the spot.
Reacting, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development in a statement, said policemen detailed to the scene of the attack evacuated the corpses.
In the statement titled, ‘RE: KILLING OF A LADY AND SELF BY A POLICE SERGEANT IN ILORIN’, Ajayi described the incident as a case of love gone sour, adding that it had nothing to do with police brutality.
The statement read, “Around 08.05am on March 2, 2023, information reached the command that a man in police uniform later identified by his uniform and name tag F/NO 497093 as Sergeant Olalere Michael later known to be attached to 15 PMF, Ilorin, went to the Chapel of Redemption, Agba Dam Housing Estate in Ilorin, and shot and killed a yet-to-be-identified lady, then shot himself in the head and died.
“Immediately after the information got to the command, the state Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, dispatched a team of policemen and detectives to the scene, where the corpses were recovered and deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where the bodies were certified dead.
“The command wishes to state clearly that the deadly incident was an aftermath of love gone sour and that it has nothing to do with police brutality. Meanwhile, investigation of this unfortunate incident is in progress, and the report of the investigation will be made public as soon as it is ready.”