An officer of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) attached to the Lagos State Command is currently in detention at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in Yaba, for allegedly taking the life of two his colleagues.
Eye9ja understands that the officer macheted his colleagues in the guise of being influenced by alcohol.
While killing one of his colleagues instantly, another co-officer also sustained matchete cuts after he descended on him, but died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Lagos, Eye9ja gathered.
Confirming the horror act by the officer, a police officer attached to the same command with the culprit who pleaded anonymity, demanded justice for the deceased officer whose name is given as Francis Adekunle, an Inspector in the force.
The murder suspect resides in the same apartment with the deceased colleague.
Reports also had it that on several occasions, the officer get himself drunk and go about attacking people, a report that is yet to be verified by this reliable online news platform.
“He drives a fully tinted Toyota Camry car with no plate number. He was reported at the Oke-Odo, Ile Epo Police Station for his previous actions but nothing was done to call him to order before he perpetrated this evil act. I saw Inspector Adekunle in the evening on his hospital bed. He was still alive then. Unfortunately, I received a call from his brother, Ojo Adekunle that he just passed on,” said the anonymous officer.
Confirming the report, the spokesperson of the Lagos State police command, Bala Elkana, noted that he is fully informed of the incident and that an investigation has been commenced in regards to the horrible occurrence.
“This did not happen in the barracks. They both stay in town with other civilians. They were neither on duty nor anywhere near a police facility when it happened. I have to correct that impression because a lot of people have been calling me to say it happened inside the barrack,” Elkana noted.
He added, “No matter where it happened, a crime was committed and the suspect is in custody. I will issue a statement soon on this incident.”