Taiwo Orisadare, a police officer, has reportedly stabbed about nine people at a night club in Akure, Ondo state.
The police officer with the state command, who was said to be drunk, engaged in an argument with some people at the club on Friday before stabbing them.
According to The Punch, the argument was said to have led to a fight between the police officer and some of the men at the club in Alagbaka area of the state capital.
A witness said the victims sustained varying degrees of wounds and were rushed to hospitals for treatment.
“It was clear that Sergeant Orisadare was drunk and he was already becoming uncontrollable at the club,” the witness said.
“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 was overpowered.”
Confirming the incident, Femi Joseph, the command’s spokesperson, said the officer was involved in an altercation with one of the victims.
He said the officer will be dealt with if he is found culpable of the allegation.
“There was a fight between the policeman and some young men, but we have started investigation into the matter,” Joseph said.
“All those involved in the brawl are already in hospital receiving treatment. But 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.”