The policeman, who is alleged to have an alcohol addiction problem, which his girlfriend often fights him about, was discovered dead in his apartment two days after returning home from work.
According to Punch, Okoro, who returned to his resident drunk on Friday, June 24, 2016, after the day’s work, did not leave home since then. He was found dead by his girlfriend two days after.
The girlfriend, whose identity has not been revealed as at the time of this report, had reportedly complained about Okoro’s drunkenness.
She had planned on taking him to church the day he was found dead at his house.
Iya Nimota, the wife of the landlord whose house Okoro lives, gave an account of the incident.
She said, “I don’t know what caused his death but I know he drank a lot. When he returned from work that Friday, he was drunk. I saw him when he arrived.”
“He was supposed to go for a morning duty on Saturday but I learnt he called his superior that he was weak and would not be able to go. It was his girlfriend who came on Sunday that found him dead. She raised the alarm and called for help.”
“She said she had a disagreement with him on Friday when they met in Alausa because he was tipsy. She said she wanted to take him to a church for prayers on Sunday when she saw his corpse.”
“My husband went to report at the Ojodu Police Station and some policemen came to remove his corpse. Nobody was arrested. He was friendly. Heavy drinking was his major problem.”
SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the story of Okoro’s death to the press.
She said no mark of violence was found on his body, and that a post-mortem test will be conducted to know the cause of his death.