A Police Inspector, Monday Gabriel, has shot dead a Sergeant, Felix Okago, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State on Sunday.
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 and one of the bullets fired hit Felix Okago.
Reacting to the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement the sergeant, Felix Okago died from injuries sustained during the attack, adding that men of the Bariga Police Division arrested Gabriel around the Akoka area of the state while he attempt escape.
He stated that Gabriel, who presented signs of mental depression after being arrested, had been taken to a hospital for examination, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while commiserating with Okago’s family, ordered an investigation into the incident.
Elkana said, “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.
“The corpse of the deceased sergeant, Okagbo has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy while the Inspector is taken to a police hospital for medical examination as he presented signs of mental depression.”