Police DPO mistakenly killed himself

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Odudu, divisional police officer in Cross River State, allegedly killed himself while trying to load his gun.

The incident happen on Tuesdays when Gabriel Amawu, a deputy superintendent of police, died of gunshot in the night at Obudu in River State as students of Federal college of Education of Obudu storm the Station demanding the released of some of their students earlier arrested by the police.

The incident reportedly cause stand-off between and the police.

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The Nation newspaper reported that the commissioner of police in the state, Nkereuwem Akpan, said the late police officer “died from accidental discharge from a gun he was trying to load”.

Mr Akpan, according to the Nations report, said the arrested students were suspected cultists.

The police commissioner said the divisional police officer died inside the Obudu police station.

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