Tragedy struck in the early hours of Tuesday in Bayelsa state as a trigger happy policeman (names withheld) attached to the Bayelsa State Police Command allegedly shot dead his colleague (names withheld) following an argument over N20, 000, dash.
Trouble started when the received dash from an unnamed person after an operation when the deceased was suggested that they should make returns to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, while the other objected.
While the argument on what to do with the money ensued, the enraged police officer allegedly brought out his gun and shot dead his colleague.
The body of the deceased, a married man with two wives has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa morgue, while sympathizers are still trooping in to pay their condolence to an officer many described as a jolly good fellow at the deceased residence at Swali, Yenagoa.
The spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, declined to confirm the incident as he said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.