An Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, identified as Christopher Osakue, has reportedly committed suicide in Benin, the Edo State capital.
The Punch is reporting that the late police officer, who was in charge of training and development at the state police command after his recent posting from Ondo State, allegedly shot himself in the head with his service pistol in his residence located on Upper Sokponba on Wednesday.
Osakue had earlier suffered a partial stroke few years ago and was gradually recovering from it before he took his own life.
According to the report, the deceased had sent a woman and a little boy, said to be living with him, on an errand before he shot himself to death.
A neighbour was said to have heard a gunshot inside the ACP’s residence about 5pm on the said day and shortly after the sound of the gun, a frightening silence engulfed the entire building.
Confirming the incident on Friday, the Commissioner of Police, CP, Haliru Gwandu, explained that the pistol which he allegedly used to commit the act was signed for at the Ondo State Police command before he was posted to Edo.
The CP described the senior police’ death as a case of suicide.