A Policeman, Inspector Monday Gabriel, who went berserk, in Ikoyi area of Lagos, opened fire on his colleagues, killing a Sergeant in the process, while others sustained bullet wounds. Reports say the Police officer, Gabriel, attached to Squadron 21 of the Police Mobile Force, Abuja, was on Special duty at the Federal Inland Revenue Service in Ikoyi area of the state with other colleagues
In a statement on signed by Bala Elkana, Lagos police public relations officer on Sunday, the force said Monday Gabriel, the inspector, went berserk and shot sporadically leading to the death of Felix Okago, a sergeant.
He said Gabriel was transferred from Abuja to a federal government facility in Ikoyi, Lagos, on a special duty.
According to the police spokesman , the incident which happened around 4:30am left several other persons wounded.
He said the inspector was arrested while trying to escape through the third mainland bridge.
Elkana said investigation has commenced into the incident as the police inspector is undergoing medical examination having “presented signs of depression”.
“On 31/5/2020 at about 0430 hours, Area A Command received a distress call that one Inspector Monday Gabriel from No 21 Police Mobile Force Squadron Abuja, on Special duty in a Federal Government facility in Ikoyi Lagos, went berserk and started shooting sporadically,” he said.
“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 Bariga Division along Akoka, disarmed and handcuffed. The rifle and vehicle were recovered.
“The corpse of the deceased Sergeant is deposited in the mortuary for autopsy while the Inspector is taken to Police Hospital for medical examination as he presented signs of mental depression.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of investigation to take over the investigation. The Command deeply condoles with the family of the fallen colleague who paid the supreme price in service to his fatherland.”
Recall that on Friday, the state police command arrested two officers over the death of Tina Ezekwe, a 16-year-old girl.