Police Inspector Commits Suicide To Avoid Murder Trial

 Police Inspector Commits Suicide To Avoid Murder Trial

A Police Inspector, Okon Essien, who was detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Yaba, for shooting and killing one Mr Hassan Stanley, has allegedly killed himself to avoid trial.

The Command’s Spokesman, Bala Elkana, said Essien was arrested at Akodo on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 alongside three of his colleagues namely, Insp. Lawrence Adegboye, Insp. Olorunloju Olusegun and Sgt Ovbioghi Joseph.

Elkana stated that Essien is alleged to have shot at one of the suspects, Hassan Stanley, among his friends Samson Ugonah, Omachi Godwin and Prosper Okoye along Area 12, Offshore Oil Dangote Refinery Project, Akodo, which resulted to his death.

Elkana confirmed that Essien was alleged to have killed himself while in custody and 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.

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