A Sergeant of the Nigeria Police Force has died of a yet-to-be-known cause at the residence of the former Commissioner of Police (CP) in Ogun State, CP Lanre Bankole.
Reports obtained by Hotnewsdrop revealed that the deceased police officer, Sgt Gbenga Onakomaya, was on guard at the residence of the former CP located at Kemta Housing Estate in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital when he suddenly died.
It was gathered that the officer only rested in his bed at night but could not wake up the following morning. Efforts were made to rescue the officer, but he was confirmed dead by a resident doctor at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, where he was rushed to.
A source in the know told Daily Post on Monday that the body of Sgt Onakomaya had been deposited at the mortuary of the FMC.
“The family has been contacted and an autopsy will be carried out to confirm the real cause of the death,” the source reportedly said.
Confirming the sad development, the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told reporters that Onakomaya died in his sleep. He, however, forbids reporters from asking many questions about the event.
“How does that concern you? It doesn’t concern you. A police officer went on duty, he slept and he couldn’t wake up in the morning,” Oyeyemi reportedly told journalists who asked him about the cause of the officer’s death.
He added: “It is a case of sudden and unnatural death. It is not something that is beyond the ordinary. It is not something that has not happened before. Anybody can be sick and die anywhere, even in your house, you can be sick and… somebody can be sick and can die anywhere. Or did they tell you that any other thing happened to him aside from that?”
Hotnewsdrop recalls that CP was transferred from the Ogun State police command and was replaced by former Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, barely a month ago.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, had deployed Bankole to head the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) X-Squad at its Annex in Lagos State.