• By Bolaji Yisa, Lagos
Tragedy and shock hit the Lagos State Police Command at the weekend, The Gazelle News.com can report.
This medium learnt that a police officer, attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), slumped and died in his office.
Christopher Akpan a.k.a. SO, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, The Gazelle News.com learnt was preparing for operation on Saturday, 22 February, 2020 when he slumped and died.
He was reported to have entered his office on return from an operation to prepare for another one when death came calling.
His death, The Gazelle News.com learnt from WITHIN NIGERIA, an online platform, was the third recorded unit in the past three weeks as two of his colleagues had earlier died within that period.
Sources disclosed that the deceased ASP was jovial and committed to his job, the reason his teammate he was to lead out became sceptical when they waited for a while and did not see him.
“He returned from an operation and was to lead members of his team to arrest some criminals. They were waiting for him to change and come out but they did not see him.
“When his boys did not see him after a while, they went to his office and knocked on the door but got no response. At first, they thought he might have gone out and so, they decided to call his phone.
“Surprisingly, his phone was ringing inside his office but no one picked it. So, they became suspicious and forced the door open. That was how they saw him on his chair motionless.
“They rushed him to the hospital but he was confirmed dead on arrival. His death is still a shock to many officers working at SARS,” The Gazelle News.com learnt.
“He has been posted as 2IC of IRT Port Harcourt and was waiting for release to go,” said a source.
Copyright: The Gazelle News.com with reports from WITHIN Nigeria