An Assistant Commissioner of Police by name Christopher Osakue, who livesin Benin, the Edo state capital reportedly committed suicide. Reports have it that the police officer allegedly shot himself in the head with his service pistol in his residence located in Upper Sokponba on Wednesday.
The deceased was said to have sent a woman and a little boy who were living with him, on an errand before taking his life not leaving any suicide note behind.
It was gathered that the ACP had earlier suffered a partial stroke few years ago and was gradually recovering from it before the incident occurred.
A source in the area disclosed that a gunshot was heard by a neighbour from the residence of the deceased at about 5pm on December 28.
But his private residence was said to have been deserted since his demise, with Lexus jeep marked, NND-131HV, parked in front of it.
The Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, described the senior police death as a case of suicide.