Tension Hits Mobile Police Force As Police Inspector Shoots Self Dead In Lagos

4 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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The atmosphere at the Mobile Police Force 20, in the Ikeja area of Lagos, had been tense since Tuesday after a police inspector, identified simply as Medugwu, mistakenly shot himself dead, while adjusting a faulty rifle.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the inspector, who was attached to MOPOL 20, was the second-in-command to the armourer. He was said to have accidentally pulled the trigger of the rifle, which sent a bullet to his jaw.

On Tuesday, at about 10am, a policeman had brought the faulty rifle to Medugwu to examine and re-adjust for him.

It was learnt that the second-in-command to the armourer collected the rifle, and tried to find out where the fault was. The rifle was said to have been fired in the process.

Other policemen in the area were said to have rushed to the scene and taken Medugwu to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

The inspector, however, died at about 1pm in the hospital.

Speaking with PUNCH Metro, a policeman, who claimed to be an eyewitness, said Medugwu accidentally turned the barrel of the rifle on himself during the check, before his finger touched the trigger.

He added that the inspector died as a result of severe injuries sustained from the gunshot. He said:
“He was the second-in-command at the armoury in the MOPOL 20. A policeman brought a faulty rifle to his office to examine. While he was doing that, he mistakenly turned the barrel of the gun on himself, and he mistakenly pulled the trigger.

We rushed him to LASUTH, where the medical personnel battled to save his life. But, he died at about 1pm. His head was badly injured. Medugwu’s death shook all of us.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Patricia Amadin, confirmed the death of Medugwu via a text message.


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-- mencer002 (m) at 27-08-2015 06:27AM
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God is watching
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-- winace (f) at 27-08-2015 06:34AM
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Seriously d police need to be going for training every 3 months haba. How can he examine a faulty gun wen amunition is still inside it. Why not remantle d amunition first then examine d gun. See there are small small precautions we shld be taking wen handling seneitive and dangerous weapon. May his soul rest in peace. Amen
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-- winace (f) at 27-08-2015 06:34AM
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Seriously d police need to be going for training every 3 months haba. How can he examine a faulty gun wen amunition is still inside it. Why not remantle d amunition first then examine d gun. See there are small small precautions we shld be taking wen handling seneitive and dangerous weapon. May his soul rest in peace. Amen
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-- winace (f) at 27-08-2015 06:40AM
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Quote from: winace on 27-08-2015 06:34AM
Seriously d police need to be going for training every 3 months haba. How can he examine a faulty gun wen amunition is still inside it. Why not dismantle d amunition first then examine d gun. See, there are small small precautions we shld be taking wen handling sensiitive and dangerous weapon. May his soul rest in peace. Amen

Correction.
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-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 27-08-2015 06:42AM
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this is serious, Lord have mercy
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-- Wysetots (m) at 27-08-2015 07:01AM
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NPF has only one active training.......Extortion.

That's why the Police abandons their guns when face by robbers......they don't even know where to aim.
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-- elchymo (m) at 27-08-2015 08:16AM
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Mistakenly turned the barrel of the gun to himself, and mistakenly pulled d trigger.... 2 mistakes just like dat. Abeg no be ordinary. Person dey control am from village  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- Giftedshady (f) at 27-08-2015 08:48AM
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Serious matter. There is more to dis story
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-- ovickson (m) at 27-08-2015 09:09AM
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Karma is at work,who knws what he has done dat back fired on him on the jaw.
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-- gogoman (m) at 27-08-2015 09:14AM
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hmmmm na wa oo
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-- dickman2 (m) at 27-08-2015 10:09AM
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this story na lie..some thing happen...me no buy this story...no officer go turn gun on himself to repair..someone shoot that man..
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-- judecjd (m) at 27-08-2015 11:57AM
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rip sir,God receive your soul
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-- Fashoney (m) at 27-08-2015 12:05PM
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Hmmm..mst of dis police,there hands re full wit innocent blood..Only God knows what transpire dis..am sure dis is nt d first gun d police will repair
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-- watford14 (m) at 27-08-2015 12:41PM
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there is more to it than
what the eyes meet.
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-- franklinseyea (m) at 27-08-2015 01:15PM
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Hmmnnnnn sorry but RIP to the dead
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-- eoadex2003 (m) at 27-08-2015 01:33PM
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Strange world, wicked world.
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-- chealseafc (m) at 27-08-2015 01:49PM
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Quote from: Wysetots on 27-08-2015 07:01AM
NPF has only one active training.......Extortion.

That's why the Police abandons their guns when face by robbers......they don't even know where to aim.

i agree with you and its just the gospel truth.
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-- Troublemenot (m) at 27-08-2015 02:06PM
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That swear way ppl de swear for them everyday una think say e no de work this na pure karma
May his soul rest in hell.
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-- dareper (m) at 27-08-2015 02:07PM
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Maybe karma or something
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