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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Policeman dies inside former Ogun CP’s residence

A Police officer, has reportedly died inside the residence of the former Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Lanre Bankole.

It was gathered that the deceased cop, identified as Sergeant Gbenga Onakomaya, died on Saturday at Bankole’s house located at Kemta Housing Estate, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

It was further gathered that the deceased cop, who was on guard duty at the former Commissioner of Police’s house, was reportedly found dead in the police post the following morning.

A source said that the cop was reportedly rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, where he was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The source added that the remains of Sergeant Onakomaya had been deposited at the mortuary of the FMC.

The source said “the family had been contacted and an autopsy will be carried out to confirm the real cause of the death.

When contacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP, Abimbola Oyeyemi,  confirmed the incident.

He said there was no foul play in the death of the cop,  saying anybody can die in his sleep.

Oyeyemi said, “a police officer was on duty, he slept and couldn’t wake up in the morning.

“It is a case of sudden and natural 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.”

 Oyeyemi said the police have  ordered an autopsy to unravel whatever that might have happened.”

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, had deployed Bankole to head the Force Criminal Investigations Department  X-Squad at its Annex in Lagos State.

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