A 27-year man identified as Friday Asuquo on Friday shot at his friend, Kingsley Araino with a pump-action gun, intending to kill him, over a disagreement that ensued between them as a result of N1,000 owed him by Kingsley.
The incident happened at Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Friday afternoon.
According to SP Haruna Mohammed, the state police command’s spokesperson, the culprit was immediately arrested, while the victim is already receiving treatment 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 said the pump action gun used in perpetrating the crime and 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.”