A drunken policeman allegedly stabbed nine people during a brawl at a nightclub in Akure, Ondo State. The victims are currently in hospital.
According to eyewitnesses, the victims sustained various degrees of injuries.
The policeman, attached to Area Commander’s office, Akure, was said to have stabbed the victims who were at a popular club located at Alagbaka, GRA , Akure, during a brawl that ensued among them.
According to eye-witnesses the drunk policeman started harassing the victims who had come to relax at the club. Trouble, however, started when the policeman began pestering and harassing one of the victims.
“He won’t just listen to those trying to tell him to take things easy. It got to a point that things went awry as he started attacking everyone he could lay his hands on. In total, he stabbed nine people before he could be overpowered,” the source said.
Some of the victims of the attack were reportedly currently receiving treatment in various hospitals in Akure, while some were in critical condition. However, there was no loss of life in the incident.
Spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said that everyone involved was engaged in the brawl. He also disclosed that the policeman involved in the incident was also injured in the fight and had been taken to the hospital.
“There was a fight between the policeman and the boys, but we have started investigation into matter. All those involved in the brawl are already in the hospital receiving treatment.
If at the end of the day we find our man culpable, we will deal with him because we don’t tolerate indiscipline in this Command.”