The Commissioner of Police (CP) Lagos State command, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered an indepth investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of a police Sergeant at the weekend.
According to the command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana, on Sunday May 31,2020 around 4.30 am, Area ‘A’ Command received a distress call that one Inspector Monday Gabriel from No 21 Police Mobile Force Squadron Abuja, on special duty in a Federal Government facility in Ikoyi, Lagos, went berserk and started shooting sporadically.
“One Sergeant Felix Okago who was on special duty with the Inspector, died from the gunshot injuries while others escaped unhurt. In an attempt to escape, he took a patrol van and headed towards 3rd Mainland Bridge, shooting as he was escaping.
“He was intercepted by Policemen from Bariga Division along Akoka, disarmed and handcuffed. The rifle and vehicle were recovered. The body of the deceased Sergeant has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy while the Inspector has been taken to Police Hospital for medical examination as he presented signs of mental depression.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Investigation to take over the case. The Command deeply condoles with the family of the fallen colleague who paid the supreme price in service to his fatherland”, Elkana said.