On Friday, a 27-year man named Friday Asuquo shot at his friend, Kingsley Araino with a pump-action gun, with the intent to kill him, after an argument between them was ignited as a result of N1,000 owed him by Kingsley.
The incident occured at Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Friday afternoon.
SP Haruna Mohammed, the state police command’s spokesperson, revealed that the culprit was immediately arrested. The victim is already being treated at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital.
Haruna said, “On the 17/7/2020 at about 11:45am, police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested one Friday Asuquo ‘m’ aged 27 years of Oron but resides at Enu-Orji village, Amawbia in Anambra State.
“Suspect had a misunderstanding with one Kingsley Araino ‘m’ aged 27 years of 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 the victim rushed to Amaku General Hospital Awka for medical attention and he is responding to treatment.”
Haruna revealed that the gun used in perpetrating the crime along with three live cartridges and one expended cartridge were recovered as exhibits.
"Suspect also confessed to the offence voluntarily while an investigation is ongoing after which he would be brought to book.”