Newly married police sergeant shot dead by his colleague


Newly married police sergeant shot dead by his colleague

A police sergeant identified as Francis Agube has been ‘accidentally’ shot dead by his colleague, identified as Sergeant Ubi Arikpo, in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The tragic incident at the front of Atakpa Police Station in Calabar South Local Government Area.

Sergeant Agube, who recently got married in November 2021, was accidentally shot dead in front of the police station when a pick-up van conveying policemen passed through the gate of the station.

A source who spoke with the newsmen on the condition of anonymity said:“The team was from the State CID unit at the Police headquarters on Diamond Hill.

“They were on patrol duty and they were passing through this road (Calabar Road, Watt Market).

“They were driving from Effigy Roundabout, towards the station. When they got in front of the station Sergeant Ubi wanted to adjust his gun.

“It discharged accidentally and shot Sergeant Agube, who was sitting directly opposite him,” he narrated.

According to the source, the shot hit Agube right on his neck shattering his gullet and face, killing him on the spot.

“That spot where they covered with sand on the road in front of the station was where Agube was pulled to the ground from the van by the impact of the shot,” he added.

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