A drunk Policeman, Stephen James, on Saturday shot and killed three people at Paulson Hotel on Anibaba Street in the Ketu area of Lagos State.
According to PUNCH, those killed by the drunk Policeman include twin brothers identified as Taiwo and Kehinde Oyesunle (who were the only children of their mother) and their friend known simply as Jeje.
Narrating how the incident happened, an eyewitnesses said trouble started when the police sergeant Stephen James threatened to shoot customers if they failed to buy him an alcoholic drink. The policeman, who was said to be a habitual smoker of marijuana, became upset when the twins- Taiwo and Kehinde and their friend, Jeje – cautioned him about his excessive drinking and advised him to act like a responsible policeman.
As the trio stepped outside the hotel premises where they had gone to celebrate Jeje’s birthday, the Policeman shot and killed them. When he realized what he had done,the policeman reportedly shot himself in the chest.
Another witness said, “I was in the bar when the policeman first came in and threatened to shoot customers if they failed to buy him drinks. He boasted that he felt like killing someone today, but other customers and I pleaded with him. When the three guys walked in and sat, he went to them and threatened them too. But the guys told him to calm down that they would take care of him but he should comport himself as a responsible police officer.
“Nobody knew he took offence with their statement. The police officer shot the three guys one after the other as they stepped outside the hotel before killing himself. The whole thing happened like a movie”.
After the shooting, Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer of the Ketu Police Station arrived at the scene to carry the corpses away.