Drunk Policeman Arrested For Killing His Neighbor

A drunk Policeman identified as Sergeant Edu Nkanu has been arrested for allegedly killing his 32 year old female neighbor, Victoria Ekpe on Sunday.

The Policeman who reside at 11, Joseph Mkpa street in Ikot Ansa community in the Cross River state was reported to have brought out his gun when another female neighbor asked why he was always coming back home drunk.

The deceased was said to have been shot at the neck on a close range at 8.30pm on Sunday.

An eyewitness identified as Elizabeth Bassey who happens to be the deceased cousin said " At about 8.30pm on Sunday, my late cousin(Victoria) and I were outside the compound. We had just come back from an outing. I
went into the house to change my clothes while she stayed outside replying to some messages on her phone. Our mum , Mma, was also there.

" By the time I came out, she was still fiddling with her phone. Just about then, the Policeman came back from his outing, he told her he did not come home with anything.

" He left Mma and came to the passage where I was standing, I asked him why he was always drunk anytime he went out. Immediately, he turned and brought out a pistol from his pocket, cocked it and pointed at me saying, ' this is what I brought for you from party'.

" I got scared and ran away, but he turned the gun to the direction of my late cousin, who was busy with her phone and did not know what we were discussing and shot her at her neck".

An elder sister to the deceased, identified as Ekanem Ekpe, said her sister was murdered in the presence of her 6 year old daughter, Blessing, who called her attention to the death of her mother.

According to her, she said " I saw him with a gun and I said ' Nkanu, what happened, you have just killed my sister, he was just staring at the gun and at my sister, all he said was I don't know
what happened. It was at this point that I held him and started shouting. People came out and managed to collect the gun from him". She cried.

The state Police Public relations Officer, Irene Ugbo(DSP) who confirmed the incident when contacted said the drunk Policeman would be dismissed and also charged to court.

Ugbo, also said the gun used by the Policeman was a locally made pistol which is not a police gun so he will tell where he got the gun from and who ordered him to murder the deceased.

Source: Punch