A police inspector at the Imo state police command simply identified as Umoh, committed suicide on Wednesday February 10. The ugly incident was reported to have happened on Wednesday in Owerri.
A source at the Area Command headquarters said that the officer shot himself after locking himself up in one of the rooms in the quarters, The Nation reports.
According to reports, the inspector was a visiting cop who was at the area command on special duty. Late Umoh was said to have complained of being sick after returning from an assignment. He allegedly went into one of the rooms in the command and shot himself dead.
“Mobile officers 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 shot himself on his stomach.” a source in the command said
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the state Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Muhammed, has ordered an investigation into the incident.