Police Nabbed Man for Shooting Friend with a Gun He Got From a Church Over N1000 Debt


A 27-year-old man identified as Friday Asuquo has been arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Anambra state police command for allegedly shooting his friend, Kingsley Araino, over N1, 000 debt on Friday, July 17.

This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Haruna.

According to the PPRO, the suspect who hails from Cross Rivers state but resides at Enu-Orji village in Amawbia, used a pump-action he got from the City of Restoration Church in Amawbia to shoot Kingsley when they had an argument over N1,000.

“Following the altercation, the suspect quickly rushed inside one City of Restoration Church, Amawbia, brought out a pump action gun loaded with four live cartridges, and allegedly shot the victim at his back. The scene of the incident was visited by the police detectives, and the victim rushed to Amaku General Hospital, Awka, for medical attention. He is responding to treatment.” the statement read

Mohammed said the pump-action used in perpetrating the crime, three live cartridges and one expended cartridge were recovered as exhibits.

The police spokesman added that the suspect had confessed to the crime and an investigation is ongoing after which he would be arraigned in court.

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