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Drunk Police Officer Shot His Landlord's Daughter Dead

The Police Command in Cross River has dismissed a Police Sergeant, Edu Nkanu, from Abu local government area of Cross River State.

Nkanu was dismissed for shooting his landlord’s daughter, Miss Victoria Ekpe, 32-year-old, to death at Joseph Mkpan estate, Ikot Ansa in Calabar.

The suspect, who was allegedly drunk, shot the victim with a locally made pistol when he came back.

An eyewitness said the victim was shot on the neck and that she died on the spot.

She alleged that the suspect was shouting “I feel like shooting somebody” and ended up shooting the victim.

Another eyewitness, Elizabeth Bassey, said Sergeant Nkanu came home drunk from a party and when she asked him why he always came home drunk, he brought out the pistol from his pocket and pointed it at her.

When Daily Post contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo on phone on Wednesday, she said the suspect was tried and dismissed.

She said he would soon be tried in court of competent jurisdiction.

“The suspect was tried in the orderly room and was dismissed from service. He would soon be tried in court."