A Police Inspector accused of killing his colleague during the arrest of a crime suspect in Benin last Sunday, has turned himself in to the police authorities in Benin City.

Inspector Jonathan Okouromi is said to have surrendered himself to the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), a day after the incident.

The suspect policeman said to have fled the scene immediately after allegedly shooting his teammate, Sergeant Abosele Akhere to death turned himself in along with his service pistol.

Public Relations Officer for Edo State Police Command, Superintendent Chidi Nwabuzor disclosed this to our correspondent in Benin City, Thursday.

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SP Nwabuzor declined to give further details, saying that investigation had been launched into the murder.

Recall that Inspector Jonathan Okouromi and one Sergeant Abosele Akhere, both of Edo State Police Command, in company of other operatives of the command had gone to effect the arrest of a suspect at Ikponmwosa/Egban Community when the incident occurred last Sunday, December 24, 2023.

Sergeant Abosele Akhere had succeeded in apprehending the suspect when suddenly his teammate Inspector Jonathan Okouromi allegedly shot him dead while the suspect escaped.

Inspector Okouromi himself allegedly fled the scene immediately after.