The Lagos State Police Command has said that the police inspector who opened fire on his colleagues, on Sunday 31st May showed signs of mental depression.
The police inspector identified as Monday Gabriel was said to have opened fire on his colleagues in the early hours of the day, killing a sergeant named Felix Okago, while others escaped unhurt.
According to the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, Monday Gabriel may be suffering from mental depression and has been taken to the Police Hospital for medical evaluation.
”On May 31 2020 at about 4.30am, 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 while the Inspector is taken to Police Hospital for medical examination as he presented signs of mental depression.”
He added that the Lagos State Police Command deeply condoles with the family of the fallen colleague who paid the supreme price in service to his fatherland.