A Police Inspector who is facing murder charges, Inspector Okon Essien has killed himself to evade trial.
According to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, the inspector who was detained in State CID cell Yaba for allegedly killing one Hassan UsmanStanley ‘m’, killed himself to avoid trial.
Elkana said, the suspect was arrested at Akodo on 31/1/2020 at about 0240hours alongside three of his colleagues namely; Inspector Lawrence Adegboye, Inspector Olorunloju Olusegun and Sgt Ovbioghi Joseph.
He said “The Police Officers were said to have intercepted four suspects namely, Samson Ugonah ‘m’, Omachi Godwin ‘m’, Hassan Usman Stanley ‘m’ and Prosper Okoye ‘m’ along Area 12, Offshore Oil Dangote Refinery Project, Akodo.
“Inspector Okon Essien was alleged to have shot at one of the suspects, Hassan Usman Stanley resulting to his death.
“The Policemen were arrested and taken to State CID Yaba for investigation. While in custody, the said Inspector Okon Essien is alleged to have killed himself.
“His corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.