The lifeless body of a policeman attached to Alausa Division, Lagos, was found in his room in Ojodu area of the state.
The cause of his death could, however, not be ascertained and there was reportedly no gunshot injury on him to suggest any attack by gunmen. There were also no marks to suggest violence.
Vanguard gathered that the deceased, identified as Sergeant GodsPower Okoro, who was in his 40s, was discovered lifeless on his bed by his fiancée, who came visiting Sunday morning.
She reportedly raised the alarm after several attempt to wake her lover, whom she assumed was sleeping, failed. Preparations for their wedding, which as gathered was billed for December, were on.
When Vanguard visited the building yesterday, residents were still in shock. It was gathered that late Okoro had called his fiancée the previous day on phone, informing her that he was weak.
A resident, who gave her name simply as Shola, said: “We were told that he came home slightly drunk on Friday. He also complained of being weak. Immediately he came home, he locked himself up and slept. That was the last time I set my eyes on him alive.”
Another man, who claimed to be a relative to the deceased’s fiancée, said: “The tragedy has devastated his fiancée. She has been crying since the incident happened. She said he called her at about 2p.m. on Saturday, informing her that he was weak.
“When she called him again at about 4p.m., he still complained of weakness. Next day, she called him several times, but there was no response. This prompted her to rush down only to discover the unbelievable.”
Speaking with Vanguard, owner of the building, Mr. Rasaq Olawale, expressed shock over the incident, describing it as a big blow. Olawale informed that late Okoro packed into the house four years ago.
He said: “Immediately his girlfriend alerted us of the incident, I quickly contacted the Police around Grammar School, who visited and removed the corpse.”
Confirming the incident, spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, a Superintendent of Police, stated that detectives from Ojodu Division “visited, examined and photographed the scene.
“No mark of violence was found on the body. The corpse was removed and deposited at Mainland General Hospital.