By Sunnews Times Editor.
Laughter is one of the human attributes, which can bring joy or sorrow depending on how, when and where it is practiced.
An incident that occurred in the Warawa divisional police headquarters, Kano on Thursday, September 9, 2021 has proved that despite the positive side of laughter, laughter can also be very dangerous and even lead to deadly consequences when it is wrongly done.
The report stated that a Police Inspector, Simply identified as Ya’u Yakubu gunned down his colleague, Basharu Alhassan, a Sergeant for laughing at him, when it was not necessary.
The Spokesman of the Kano Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident, said that Alhassan was rushed to Wudil General Hospital, Kano, where he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty following the gun shot.
On our preliminary investigations, the spokesman said that the Inspector disclosed that he he didn’t even know how he shot his colleague, but that he could only remember that the deceased was laughing at him and his hand pulled the trigger of the riffle which went off and killed the sergeant.
Kiyawa also disclosed that the Inspector was immediately arrested and is presently at the State CID, where he will be subjected to medical test to ascertain his mental fitness, as directed by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Sama’ila Dikko.
Kiyawa explained further that there was misunderstanding between the two officers and as a result, the Inspector fired a shot at the Sergeant, who was rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“So he was out of his sense and committed this act” the spokesman said, adding that the Commissioner ordered the case be transferred to the state CID, Homicides Section to enable them to conduct discrete investigation into the matter.
The incident happened on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at about 10.22 am. END