A serving Police Inspector has been arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command for attempting to strangle a fellow Police Inspector.
He was believed to have attempted to kill his colleague while both are on duty in Kafanchan to cart away his rifle.
DSP Muhammad Jalige, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, in a statement on the incident, attempted to correct the narrative on social media that a serial police killer who is also a Police Officer has been arrested. He said it was not a case of serial killing but a one-off incident.
“However, in order to constrict the flow of misinformation, the Command wish to set the records straight.
“A distress situation on the 16th June 2023 at about 1930 hours occurred at the Police Mobile Force base of 62 Squadron Kafanchan, Kaduna where a certain Inspector Moses Paul attempted to kill his duty partner Inspector Simnawa Paul.
“The incident which transpired while the two were on duty at the said base led Inspector Moses Paul to strangle, using a rope, the neck of his unsuspecting colleague. The victim was however rescued by two other Police Officers whose attentions were drawn by his cries.
“Preliminary inquiries reveal the primary motive was an attempt to cart away Inspector Simnawa Paul’s rifle while the remote cause of action will be ascertained at the end of the full-scale investigation during which the culprit will be facing both disciplinary and legal proceedings,” the statement added.