Police Officer Stoned to Death for Allegedly Shooting Colleague and Student Dead
A police officer in Zaria, Matthew Joshua, attached with a branch of Zenith Bank was on Friday, stoned to death by an angry mob after he reportedly shot dead a young university student and his colleague Sergeant Aliyu Kamilu during a scuffle over monthly salary.
According to the eyewitness who shared the story, the drama all started when the officers were collecting their stipends from the bank and it degenerated into a shouting match between Joshua and the sergeant. Midway through the quarrel, Joshua reportedly shot his colleague in the stomach. And then he was firing sporadically, eventually wounding 4 customers of the bank and killing a university student. His colleague died too.
The police was alerted and when they arrived at the scene, Joshua was already armed with two guns. They shot him in the leg, and seeing that he had been weakened, a mob descended on him with stones.
The corpses of the student and the police have been moved to the Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital, while Joshua is confirmed dead.
Policeman gets stoned to death for killing his colleague and one university student over money . . A mobile policeman 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 quarrel between the policemen, Mathew Joshua, corporal and Aliyu Kamilu, sergeant, ensued following discovery that the sergeant had been short-changing the corporal. . . When Joshua confronted 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, Josua started shouting and shooting sporadically, which eventually led to the killing of a university student,” an eye witness told NAN. . . The eye 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 policemen 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 Joshua, the corpses of Kamilu and the student were rushed to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, Zaria. The hospital authority also confirmed the death of the student and Kamilu. . . A source at the Police Area Command, Zaria, also confirmed the death of Joshua at ABUTH.
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