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Policeman shoots self dead over delayed promotion

A Police officer, Paul Joseph, attached to a branch of Access Bank at Ahiara junction, Ahiazu, Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, on Wednesday reportedly committed suicide over alleged delayed promotion.



A source disclosed that Joseph, who hailed from Taraba State, was long overdue for promotion to the rank of Inspector but had yet to be promoted by the Police Service Commission.

The incident reportedly happened around 7am.

A source at the bank said, “While staff were resuming for work for the day, they heard gunshot at the security house at the gate.

“Upon enquiry, they discovered that the policeman had killed himself. He shot himself to death.”

It was learnt that the dead policeman had been venting his anger over the alleged refusal of the Police authorities to promote him to the rank of an Inspector.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident and said sergeant’s corpse had been deposited at the morgue.

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