A Police Inspector, Monday Gabriel, on Sunday shot dead his colleague, Sergeant Felix Okago, in Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
The duo were on duty at a federal facility in Ikoyi when Gabriel ostensibly unprovoked opened fire on Okago, killing the sergeant.
The killer, who was said to exhibit symptoms of mental illness reportedly went on a shooting spree and fled the scene in the patrol vehicle but was stopped in his track by policemen from Bariga Division.
A statement from the Lagos Command Public Relation Officer, Bala Elkana, which confirmed the incident read: “On Sunday, May 31, 2020, around 4.30 pm, the Area A Command received a distress call that one inspector Monday Gabriel attached to No 21 Police Mobile Force Squadron in Abuja, while on special duty in a federal government facility in Ikoyi, Lagos, went berserk and started shooting sporadically.
“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 the 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 a police hospital for medical examination as he presented signs of mental depression.”