Nigeria policeman kills colleague, student over disagreement on money


A mobile police officer attached to Zenith Bank, Zaria, on Friday killed his colleague attached to the same bank following disagreement over monthly stipends being given them by the bank.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that quarrel between the police officers, Mathew Joshua, a corporal, and Aliyu Kamilu, a sergeant, ensued following discovery that the sergeant had been short-changing the corporal.

When Mr. Joshua confronted Mr. Kamilu on the issue, they started shouting at each other and “the corporal, who is holding-on to his rifle shot at the sergeant in his stomach.

“After shooting the sergeant, Joshua started shouting and shooting sporadically, which eventually led to the killing of a university student,” a witness told NAN.

The witness said that four customers of the bank also sustained bullet wounds.

“When the report of the incident reached their command in Zaria, a team of police officers was immediately mobilised to the area.

“The policemen met their colleague with two rifles. They had no option than to systematically take position.

“One of them succeeded in shooting Joshua on the leg, which gave people around the opportunity to descend on him with stones.”

He said Mr. Joshua, the corpses of Mr. Kamilu and the student were rushed to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, Zaria.

A correspondent who visited ABUTH reports that the hospital authority also confirmed the death of the student and Mr. Kamilu.

A source at the Police Area Command, Zaria, also confirmed the death of Mr. Joshua at ABUTH.

“The Nigeria Police has no case because the two policemen gave-up the ghost.

“Information coming to us now is that the affected policemen have died, therefore, we have no case.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Police Command, Kaduna, DSP Aliyu Usman, confirmed the incident.

He, however, said that he was yet to get details on the matter.



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  • Rommel

    Is the Nigerian police cursed with money? people have lost their lives at the hands of these people because of N20 N50 N100,it’s disturbing

  • Abdullah Musa

    It is becoming compelling that Nigeria Police regularly assesses the mental stability of its operatives.
    Imagine the loss of three lives over insane greed.

    • Julius

      Indeed my broda. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and the family.

      • Abdullah Musa

        Same to you and family.

  • Julius

    I’ve said this before and I’m gonna say it again…we need mental health evaluations and treatments in this country. Period ! Most of the law enforcement officers with guns are mentally unbalanced. Next time they stop you on the road, take your time to look at their eyes..its usually red and rolling like chicken eyes !

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      Its the last Bus stop for illiterate Job hunters when all other job opportunity options have been exhausted. With a useless salary you wouldnt do the job, neither would I. so we leave the spots open for illiterate and unpatriotic people who are just wanting to make a living but not serve the country.

      • Julius

        So true. Merry Xmas !

        • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

          Merry Christmas to you too mate.

  • ojays

    Good people reject the NPF leaving it for miscreants, who joins bcos the police is fertile ground for extortion and all kinds of evil. There’s need for highly educated professionals to take up the job. Govt must see the forces as professionals and pay commensurate wages. Only then will this ugly incidents stop.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      Thank you. A metropolitan officer makes 180k pounds a year. 60k pounds higher than the prime minister. Thats why they do their job properly. in Nigeria a police officers earns less than 1k pounds a year. that is a recipe for disaster

  • Dara Usman

    There is a case here ooo
    How about the undergraduate that the Police killed? or the injured bank clients?
    Even the family of Kamilu is to be compensated because all we heard is an allegation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Okey Okoye

    Shame on the Nigerian police force.Bribery mentality enforced by their boss.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      And their Boss is Nigerian just like them. The word should be mentality of the black man.