Retired police boss kills wife, son, self in Ogun


Tragedy struck at the weekend when a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) (names withheld) shot himself dead after killing his wife and son at the Sango Ota area of Ogun State. The ACP, his wife and other family members had attended a wedding of a friend’s son and arrived home safely.

The retired police officer was alleged to have accused his wife of disgracing him by being drunk in the public.

The wife allegedly rebuked him, claiming that even though she drank too much, but she did not misbehave. An argument ensued between them which degenerated to a serious fight. The man, who was angry that his wife was having an upper hand, ran for his pump action rifle and killed his wife and son instantly.

When the deceased saw the gravity of his action, he shot himself dead.

A senior officer at the Olusegun Obasanjo Police Station in Sango Ota, said prelimi­nary investigation showed that the couple had been having regular domestic fights.

He said the couple’s neighbours had con­firmed the frequent quarrels and they said they were even tired of settling them. He revealed that the late ACP had one time served in the Lagos State Police Command’s State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The state police spokesman, Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who described the incident as unfortunate, said: “The bodies have been deposited at the hospital for autopsy.’

He said the police were still investigating.

Source: Sun

Publish Date: 

Monday, 22 September 2014