Man, 27, in Police net for attempting to kill friend over N1,000 debt


The operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested one Friday Asuquo, 27, for attempting to kill his friend with a Pump Action gun over one thousand Naira (N1,000) debt.

The suspect who is from Oron but resides at Enu-orji village, Amawbia in Anambra State was arrested about 11:45am on Friday.

According to a statement in Awka by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed, the suspect had a misunderstanding with one Kingsley Araino, 27; of the same address over one thousand Naira debt.

“Following the altercation, the suspect quickly rushed inside one City of Restoration Church, Amawbia, brought out a pump action gun loaded with four live cartridges and allegedly shot the victim at his back. Scene of the incident was visited by Police detectives and victim rushed to Amaku General Hospital Awka for medical attention and he is responding to treatment.

“Meanwhile, the pump action used in perpetrating the crime, three live cartridges and one expended cartridge were recovered as exhibits. Suspect also confessed to the offence voluntarily while investigation is ongoing after which he would be brought to book”, the statement said.

Photo 1: The suspect, Friday Asuquo with his pump action gun.

Photo 2: The victim, Kingsley Araino with the bullet wound.

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