A first class graduate shot dead by a police constable in Kaduna over girlfriend

A thirty years old first class graduate of Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Moses Murtala Aminu, was shot dead by police constable, Alex Okpe, on Sunday.

Eyewitness account states that Moses had left his house at No .67 Ahmadu Ahidjo street for a party in Barnawa,Kaduna State.

And the Police constable,Alex Okpe, was beating Aminu's girlfriend up outside the party venue. When Aminu tried to intervene, the constable got angry, brought out his rifle and shot Aminu dead on the spot, the constable then shot in the air several times as he escaped on his motorcycle.

This incident was confirmed by Kaduna State Police Commissioner. He said Alex Okpe had been arrested and confessed to the crime during interrogation, claiming to have shot in 'self defence'.

The Police Commissioner, however, added that at the time of the incident, Alex wasn't sent to Barnawa. He said, "Alex is in the cell, and we have commenced investigation, If found guilty, we will give him an in-house trial and summary dismissal so that he can face the law for homicide."



  1. ubesie chukwuebuka chidiogo

    November 28, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Like i said earlier. police is 0ne of the problem this Con3 is having.they ar the thieves of life nd properties……. Thunder strike all Nigeria police! They have murdered peace they will not knw peace , If justice is their in Nigeria they should also kill him .

    • Ejinwa Anthony

      November 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      amen, they e causing more problem that good in this country of ours, please let them be removed from protecting us

  2. Ejinwa Anthony

    November 29, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    police are so stupid and I don’t know if the people in higher authority are seeing all this madness they are doing and make then pay for their, because if they are not punish others will follow in their foot steps. Each time they claim they shot in self defense what kind of stupid self defense is that,are you defending yourself against someone not even holding a weapon and then you claim its in self defense God punish u ijn

  3. Benjamin idenyielom

    December 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Bribe which some of our policemen do, is the cause of that?

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