An Akwa Ibom man: a police officer serving in Lagos State has killed himself while in custody to avoid trial.
The Inspector, Okon Essien was arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, for allegedly shooting and killing one Mr Hassan Stanley.
The Command’s Spokesman, Bala Elkana, told newsmen that Inspector Essien was arrested at Akodo area of Lagos, Area 12, Offshore Oil Dangote Refinery Project, on January, 1st alongside three of his colleagues:Insp. Lawrence Adegboye, Insp. Olorunloju Olusegun and Sgt Ovbioghi Joseph.
The police release reads in part:
“His corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an indepth investigation into the case. Investigation is ongoing,”