A Police Inspector, Monday Gabriel, on Sunday shot dead a Sergeant, Felix Okago, in Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the policemen were on special duty at a federal facility in Ikoyi when Gabriel reportedly went berserk and suddenly started shooting, one of the bullets fired hit Okago.
Reacting to the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement that Okago died from injuries sustained during the attack, adding that men of the Bariga Police Division arrested Gabriel around Akoka area of the state while trying tk escape.
He stated that Gabriel, who presented signs of mental depression after being arrested, had been taken to a hospital for examination. He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while commiserating with Okago’s family, ordered an investigation into the incident.
“On Sunday, May 31, 2020, around 4.30 pm, the Area A Command received a distress call that one inspector Monday Gabriel attached to No 21 Police Mobile Force Squadron in Abuja, while 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 Third Mainland Bridge, shooting as he was escaping.
“He was intercepted by policemen from the Bariga Division along Akoka, disarmed and handcuffed. The rifle and vehicle were recovered,” Elkana said.