Police officer commits suicide in Benin

Police officer commits suicide in Benin
January 01 06:16 2017

An Assistant Commissioner of Police has taken his own life in Benin, Edo state.

Christopher Osakue reportedly shot himself in the head with his service pistol in his home on Wednesday.

According to residents of the area, Osakue sent a woman and a little boy living with him on an errand before shooting himself without writing any suicide note.

The late police officer was said to have been in charge of training and development at the state police command after his recent posting from Ondo State.

It was gathered that the ACP had suffered a partial stroke few years ago and was gradually recovering from it before the incident occurred.

Security operatives from the Ugbekun Police Division were said to have later stormed his residence after they were alerted by residents who heard gun shots.

It was further learnt that the late Osakue had played host to some youths in his area last Christmas.

His private residence has been deserted since his demise, with a Lexus jeep marked NND-131HV parked in front of it.

The Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, disclosed that the pistol which Osakwe used to commit the act was signed for at the Ondo State Police Command before he was posted to Edo.