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Bayelsa police confirm arrest of officer who stabbed his colleague to death with dagger over minor misunderstanding

The Bayelsa State Police Command has announced the arrest of a police officer accused of fatally stabbing his colleague.

On Thursday evening, October 4, an officer simply identified as Sergeant Akpoboloukeme stabbed Sgt Sapele Eyerindideke to death in the Edepie axis of Yenagoa.

It was gathered that the police officers are cousins and hailed from Torubene community in Delta State.

According to their friends, the duo attended a wedding ceremony at a popular hotel along INEC road in Yenagoa metropolis, where the deceased cracked a minor joke on the table they were seated.

But Sergeant Akpoboloukeme, who is said to be short tempered did not take the joke lightly. He was said to have reacted in a violent manner before he finally stabbed Eyerindideke to death and fled the scene.

He was later arrested at Glory Land drive, the exit route from Yenagoa.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said the killer cop was arrested at Glory Land drive, the exit route from Yenagoa and investigation is ongoing.

Butswat stated;

An off-duty Police Officer stabbed his colleague with a dagger to death in Yenagoa, over a minor misunderstanding,

The incident occurred on 4th November 2021, at about 1900 hours at Edepie, Yenagoa. It was reported that Sergeant Akpoboloukeme ‘m’ stabbed his colleague, Sgt Sapele Eyerindideke ‘m’ over a minor misunderstanding. The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.

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