A Police officer, Paul Joseph, attached to a branch of Access Bank at Ahiara junction, Ahiazu, Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, on Wednesday reportedly committed suicide over alleged delayed promotion.
A source told our Correspondent that Joseph, who hailed from Taraba State, was long overdue for
promotion to the rank of Inspector but had yet to be promoted by the Police Service Commission.
The incident reportedly happened around 7am.
A source at the bank said, “While staff were resuming for work for the day, they heard gunshot at the security house at the gate.
“Upon enquiry, they discovered that the policeman had killed himself. He shot himself to death.”
Our Correspondent learnt that the dead policeman had been venting his anger over the alleged refusal of the Police authorities to promote him to the rank of an Inspector.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident and said sergeant’s corpse had been deposited at the morgue.
Ikeokwu said Police had recovered the service rifle which Joseph allegedly used in taking his own life.
He added that Police Commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo, had ordered investigation into the incident.
“We have evacuated the corpse to a morgue and we have recovered the rifle.