The Kwara State Police Command has reacted to the Thursday murder in Ilorin of an unnamed woman by a police officer who also killed himself.
An investigation into the event has started, according to a statement made by SP Okasanmi Ajayi, the state police command’s spokesman, on Thursday in Ilorin.
The statement read in part; “At about 08:05 hours of March 2, 2023, information reached the command that a man in police uniform later identified by his uniform and name tag as F/NO 497093. Sergeant Olalere Michael “M,” later known to be attached to 15 PMF, Ilorin went to 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 Commissioner of Police for Kwara State, CP 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 explained that “the deadly incident was an aftermath of love gone sour and that it has nothing to do with police brutality.
”Meanwhile, an investigation of this unfortunate incident is in progress and the report of the investigation will be made public as soon as it is ready”, the statement added.