Tragedy struck the Nigeria Police Force community yesterday as the Area Commander in charge of Area K Police Command, Morogbo, Mr. Osung Ekpo, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) dies mysteriously while swimming in an undisclosed hotel in the city.
A Police source told The Guardian that the incident ‘was the worst valentine gift for the police’.
The Area Commander allegedly died in a swimming pool at a popular hotel in the Ajah area of Lagos.
The Guardian gathered that Ekpo who was in company of his friends, had gone to celebrate St Valentine’s Day when he decided to swim and was drowned.
Eye witnesses said that he was rescued from the pool and was taken to the hospital but died few minutes later.
But Lagos State Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police told The Guardian that the ACP had gone for a swimming exercise when the sad incident occurred.
Her words: “Yes, we lost ACP Ekpo, the Area Commander, Area K Command. He was exercising in a swimming pool when he died. I am preparing a press release, which I would send to you soon. “