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Police officer shoots self after killing lover in Ilorin

By Odun Edward, Ilorin
03 March 2023   |   4:02 am
It was a gory sight at Chapel of Redemption Agba Dam Housing Estate, Ilorin, yesterday, as a police sergeant attached to Kwara State Police Command, killed himself after shooting to death an unidentified lady with same gun in Ilorin.

It was a gory sight at Chapel of Redemption Agba Dam Housing Estate,  Ilorin,  yesterday, as  a police sergeant attached to  Kwara State Police Command, killed himself after shooting  to death an unidentified lady with same gun in Ilorin.
   
The officer, identified as Olalere Michael with official number F/NO 497093, reportedly killed the lady at about 8:05a.m.
     
The State Police Commissioner, Paul Odama, after a preliminary investigation, said the victims were lovers, whose affairs went sour leading to the dastardly development.
 


When The Guardian visited at about 9:07a.m., a large number of people gathered around to witness the lifeless bodies, which  were drenched in blood with signs of deep bullet wounds on their heads.
 
Speaking of the incident, Odama ruled out police brutality and promised more investigations into the matter.
   
He said the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, (UITH), Ilorin.
   
He said: “At about 08:05 hours of March 2, 2023, information reached the Command that a man in police uniform later identified by his name tag as F/NO 497093, Sergeant Olalere Michael “m,” attached to 15 PMF, Ilorin went to Chapel of Redemption Agba Dam Housing Estate in Ilorin, shot and killed a yet-to-be-identified lady, then shot himself in the head and died. 
 
“Immediately the information got to the Command, the Commissioner of Police for Kwara State, Paul Odama, dispatched a team of policemen and detectives to the scene, where the corpses were recovered and deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where the bodies were certified dead.
 
“The Command wishes to state clearly that the deadly incident was an aftermath of love gone sour and that it has nothing to do with police brutality.  
 
“Meanwhile, investigation of this unfortunate incident is in progress, and the report of the investigation will be made public as soon as it is ready.”