A mobile police officer has killed himself after allegedly shooting his mistress to death in Ilorin, Kwara state.
The bizarre incident occurred at the Chapel Redemption, UMCA, Agba Dam area of the Ilorin metropolis, on Thursday, March 2, 2023.
Unconfirmed reports informed that the police officer committed the act over a paternity issue on a child arising from their relationship.
An eyewitness stated that upon arrival at the school with her child, the police officer accosted the murdered woman, and had some discussions with her before shooting her twice.
He added that the police officer immediately shot himself to death also.
Another eye-witness who saw the incident from a nearby building confirmed the report.
A man, claiming to be a property owner said the police officer and the woman hired an apartment from him some weeks back and had been behaving like love birds until they started having problems since five days earlier.
“They have been having issues since five days ago. When they rented the house, we were always happy with the way they showed love to each other.
“Some say the police officer was a man friend of the woman, but they had been quarrelling for the past few days now,’’ the man said.
Police spokesman in Kwara, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed that a police officer killed a woman and himself on Thursday in Ilorin.
He told NAN that while details were still sketchy, he was told that it was a case of love affair gone sour.
Okasanmi said the police had begun investigation into the matter.