Tragedy occurred at Owerri Area
Command headquarters located in the
heart of Owerri, the Imo State capital on
Wednesday as a police inspector simply
identified as Umoh shot himself to death.
A policeman at the Area command
headquarters told our Punch News in
confidence that the cop locked himself up
in one of the rooms in the quarters before
shooting and killing himself.
The development, later learnt, caused panic in the area.
According to the source, the inspector was a visiting cop who was at the area Command on a special duty.
The source said though the mobile officer
complained of being sick, nobody
envisaged he was going to take his own life. The source said, “The mobile police officer came back and one of them went to one of the rooms and locked it. The next minute, we heard a gunshot.
When we approached the quarters, it was discovered that the door was locked. It was forced opened and the mobile policeman was found dead in the pool of his blood. He had shot himself on his stomach.
When contacted, a spokesperson for the
police command, Orlando lkeokwu, confirmed the incident.