A Police Inspector, Monday Gabriel, went berserk on Sunday, and killed one of his colleagues as he shot sporadically.
Gabriel is of No 21 Police Mobile Force Squadron Abuja, on Special duty in a Federal Government facility in Ikoyi Lagos.
The colleague he killed is one Sergeant Felix Okago who was on Special duty with him.
Others around escaped unhurt.
Gabriel has however been arrested intercepted, disarmed and handcuffed by operatives of Bariga Division of the police, when he was escaping.
The announcement was made by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana.
The statement which gives details of the incident reads:
“On 31/5/2020 at about 0430 hours, 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.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of investigation to take over the investigation.
“The Command deeply condoles with the family of the fallen colleague who paid the supreme price in service to his fatherland.”