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

Published 3 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
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at 06:10 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)

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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 at 06:27 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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God is watching
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winace at 06:34 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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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 at 06:34 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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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 at 06:40 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on 06:34 AM, 27/08/2015
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 at 06:42 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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this is serious, Lord have mercy
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Wysetots at 07:01 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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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 at 08:16 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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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 at 08:48 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Serious matter. There is more to dis story
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ovickson at 09:09 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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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 at 09:14 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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hmmmm na wa oo
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dickman2 at 10:09 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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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 at 11:57 AM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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rip sir,God receive your soul
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Fashoney at 12:05 PM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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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 at 12:41 PM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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there is more to it than
what the eyes meet.
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franklinseyea at 01:15 PM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Hmmnnnnn sorry but RIP to the dead
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eoadex2003 at 01:33 PM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world.
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chealseafc at 01:49 PM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Wysetots on 07:01 AM, 27/08/2015
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 at 02:06 PM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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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 at 02:07 PM, 27/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Maybe karma or something
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