Man Shoots Friend With ‘Church Gun’ Over N1, 000 Debt In Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has arrested one Friday Asuquo, aged 27 years old, of Oron, Cross River State, but resides at Enu-Orji village, Amawbia in Anambra State, for allegedly shooting one Kingsley Araino, 27 years old, of the same address, over N1, 000 debt. The incident occurred around 11:45am on Friday, according to police sources.

A release by the state command’s police public relations officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, in Awka, stated that the suspect had a misunderstanding with Kingsley before shooting him.

According to Mohammed, “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.”

Mohammed said the pump action used in perpetrating the crime, three live cartridges and one expended cartridge were recovered as exhibits, adding that the suspect had confessed to the offence while investigations were ongoing after which he would be brought to book.

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