Pandemonium struck Madagali local government area of Adamawa state after a police corporal Bala Adamu reportedly killed one sergeant Emmanuel Timothy over N20 change of dry gin locally known as ogogoro.
Vanguard reports that the late officer Timothy who was recently deployed from Mobile 13 Makurdi, Benue state to the state.
The state’s police public relations officer, superintendent Othman Abubakar who confirmed the development said a minor argument ensued between the victim and corporal Adamu who reportedly shot Timothy at close range, killing him instantly.
Abubakar ensured that full investigation into the incident has commenced, even as the killer-policeman has been arrested, while the corpse of the late sergeant has been deposited at the Specialist Hospital morgue in Yola.
One of the residents of Madagali who witnessed the incident said the two policemen engaged in a heated argument at a local drinking joint, when the incident happened.
According to the resident, the late Sergeant had a misunderstanding over N20 change meant to buy local liquor, popularly known as Ogogoro.
The incident threw the communities around the joint into confusion, as many residents took to their heels on hearing the gunshot, thinking that it was Boko Haram terrorists that invaded the area.