The Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Area K Command, Morogbo, Badagry, of the Lagos Police Command, Osung Ekpo, has drowned in a hotel’s swimming pool in the Ajah area of the state.
It was learnt that Ekpo died on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, at about 5pm while swimming at the hotel.
But the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the command had no suspicion about the death of the ACP until an autopsy report revealed any reason for them to investigate further.
According to Punch, Ekpo was in company with friends on Sunday and had decided to swim when he drowned in the swimming pool.
He was said to have been rescued from the pool by policemen and hotel workers, who rushed him to a nearby hospital. But he died shortly after he was admitted, and was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.
A police source at the command headquarters, Ikeja, said Ekpo was doing some laps as a form of exercise when he got drowned.
He said, “This incident is a bad Valentine’s gift to the police. The ACP died in a swimming pool at a popular hotel in the Ajah area of Lagos. He was in company with his friends, who had come there to celebrate Valentine’s Day with him. He decided to swim and he got drowned.
“He was quickly rushed to a hospital, but he did not make it. Several teams of policemen have stormed the hotel as investigation is ongoing.”
A close friend of the deceased, said, “When I heard about the death, I could not believe it. How could he have drowned? It was not his first time of swimming, so what could have happened? I have yet to come to terms with the news of his death.”
ACP Ekpo, who was married with children, hailed from Akwa Ibom State. He was recently promoted.
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