The Lagos state police officer who berserk and shot his fellow police officer has been arrested.
Inspector Monday Gabriel is from No 21 Police Mobile Force Squadron Abuja; he was on special duty in a Federal Governments Facility in Ikoyi, Lagos, went berserk and started shooting sporadically.
The police officer whom he shot dead was Sergent Felix Okago, who was on special duty with the Inspector. He died from the gunshot injuries while others escaped unhurt.
The report gathered that the police officer was trying to escape while shooting sporadically on Third Mainland Bridge, but was later arrested by a policeman from Bariga Division along Akoka, disarmed and handcuffed.
Bala Elkana, who is the Police Public Relations Officers, PPRO, I his statement on Sunday about 04:30 am, Area ‘A’ Command received a distress call that one Inspector Monday Gabriel from No 21 Police Mobile Force Squadron Abuja, 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 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. At the same time, the Inspector is taken to Police Hospital for medical examination as he presented signs of mental depression,” Elkana said.
Elkana said the Commissioner of Police had directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the investigation to take over the investigation.