The joy of the family of a police Inspector are now in mourning as he died 12 hours after his promotion came.
A police officer, Usman Kadiri, attached to the Yaba Police Division of the Ondo State Police Command who was promoted to the rank of Inspector did not live to celebrate his new rank as he reportedly died 12 hours later in what has been described as mysterious circumstance.
It was gathered that Kadiri died in his sleep just as his family had planned to celebrate his elevation after many years of waiting.
One of his colleagues who spoke on his sudden death, said:
"Kadiri was in charge of traffic control. On that faithful night, he got a message from our headquarters in Akure that he has been promoted to the position of a station officer and we were all happy."
His sad colleague stated that Kadiri was in a happy mood on that night and celebrated his promotion with his colleagues and friends before everyone went to their various homes only to be confronted with the news that he had died in his sleep.
The sudden death of the Inspector was said to have caused commotion in the station when it was announced to his colleagues as all the officers were said to be afraid to take up the position he left just three other police officers penciled to take up the position all rejected it.