Thursday, August 27, 2015

Policeman mistakenly shoots self dead in Lagos

A police officer simply identified as Medugwu mistakenly shot himself dead while adjusting a rifle at the Mobile Police Force 20, in the Ikeja area of Lagos on Tuesday August 25th.

According to Punch, Medugwu who was attached to MOPOL 20 and the second-in-command to the armorer, accidentally pulled the trigger while adjusting his rifle when a bullet was fired from it, piercing through his jaw.

He was rushed to the Ikeja General Hospital where he died at about 1pm. An officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity 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.”he said

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