Police Inspector allegedly commits suicide to avoid murder trial
One Okon Essien, a Police Inspector detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, for allegedly shooting and killing one Mr Hassan Stanley, has reportedly killed himself for the fear of judgement.
“The Police officers intercepted four suspects namely, Samson Ugonah, Omachi Godwin, Hassan Stanley and Prosper Okoye along Area 12, Offshore Oil Dangote Refinery Project, Akodo.
“Insp. Essien is alleged to have shot at one of the suspects, Stanley, resulting to his death.
“The policemen were arrested and taken to SCID, Yaba, for investigation,” he said in a statement.
Elkana said that Essien was alleged to have killed himself while in custody.
“His corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an in+depth investigation into the case. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.
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