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Police confirm death of officer in his car

11 November 2015, 06:59

Lagos - The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the death of a policeman who was found dead in his Volkswagen car in Ikeja at 7.30 a.m.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Joseph Offor, said in a statement that the policeman was said to be attached to Safer Highways Patrol in Lagos.

"The Lagos State Police Command wishes to confirm the story that a policeman, Agi Elias, with force No. 386982, was found dead in his Volkswagen Passat car.

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"The car, with Registration No. 489 AY, was parked at the entrance gate of High Barracks, Ikeja, today, November 10, 2015 by 07:30.

"Agi Elias, until his sudden death was attached to Safer Highway Patrol, Lagos but on Corporal to Sergaent promotion course at Police Training School (PTS), Ikeja.

"The aforesaid course came to an end November 9, 2015.

"Preliminary investigations carried out so far revealed that tablets and some poisonous substances littered around his corpse, while still inside his car.

"His body has been recovered and deposited at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) mortuary.

"The investigation of the case has been taken over by the Homicide section of SCID, Yaba, with a view to ascertaining the cause of his death," the statement said. 



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