Another Christmas Tragedy: Policeman Murders 3 in Ketu

This Christmas season is beginning to turn as one of the worst Christmas celebrations in the history of Nigeria following series of awful tragedies befalling Nigeria from all parts of the country. Earlier on, it was in Onitsha, where a good number of members of a pro-Biafra group celebrating the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu were murdered by the joint military task force.

Afterwards, over 100 Shia Muslims were killed by Nigerian army in Zaria, gas explosion in Nnewi that killed over 100 persons and just recently, another sad story reaching us from Ketu was that a policeman had opened fire on three (3) innocent civilians at a hotel identified as Paulson Hotel along Anibaba Street.

Mr Joe Offor, the Assistant Superintendent of Police who confirmed to Daily Sun on the authenticity of the unfortunate story said that the sergeant acted on the influence of alcohol which in essence was against the Nigeria Police Act. 

He however said that under the Liquor Act, that it is a punishable offence for anyone to sell alcohol to a policeman. But the question is; how is a bar tender that never went to Police Academy going to know that he will be punished for selling alcohol to a policeman?

The police spokesman noted that the Lagos State police command will prosecute the owner of the hotel for selling alcohol to a policeman with riffle.

Further report from the police spokesman, Mr Ofor has it that the irate policeman is attached to MOPOL 22 at Oduduwa Street, Ikeja. 

Right now, the police have begun investigation so as to ascertain how the sergeant got to Ketu and who posted him to the area.

He said that the corpse of the slain persons have been deposited at Ikorodu General Hospital morgue.

More details coming soon…

Our update will answer the following questions:

1.       Did they quarrel?
2.       Was the policeman actually under the influence of alcohol?
3.       Who were the eye-witnesses?
4.       What are the identities of the 3 persons murdered by this irate policeman?
5.       What are the compensation plans the police have for the families of those killed?