Tragedy struck at a sleepy town of Kajola, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State as a police officer, identified as Abraham Arowogun, shot dead a colleague then jumped into a deep well in the police station.
The incident which occurred on Tuesday was said to have baffled his colleagues who were taken unawares by the behaviour of the dead Officer.
Witnesses said it was a mysterious to other police officers at the divisional police station as well as the people of the community.
A police source said Arowogun never suffered from any mental breakdown.
According to the source, the deceased, who was an inspector before his death shothis senior colleagues, Timothy Aruehi dead then plunged into the well.
Arowogun shot Aruehi, who was a Divisional Crime Officer, following a disagreement that ensued between them on the issue of money, it was learnt.
The source explained, “There was an issue that happened between the two officers. Arowogun was investigating a case and the DCO, Aruehi, discovered that a sum of N150,000 was involved in the case he (Arowogun) was investigating and that Arowogun actually converted that money to his private purse.
“The DCO called him and asked him questions. Why he did what he did? In the course of interrogating him, he just went out angrily and brought out a gun and shot Timothy dead.”
The police source added that after killing the DCO, other officers in the station at the time fled for safety.
“After doing that, he knew that what he did was unprofessional and unpardonable in the police force, he just left the scene jumped into a well at the back of the station,” the source stated.
The corpses of the two policemen were said to have been deposited at the mortuary in the Ondo State General Hospital, Ore.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the command had commenced an investigation on the matter.