Corporal Agi Elias was found dead inside his car, at the Police Training School, Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, November 10.
The policeman, apparently committed suicide at about 8p.m on Monday, after missing an assessment examination at the Police training school.
Elias missed the final examination for the promotional course he was undergoing, as he was stuck in traffic on his way from Badagry.
After arriving the Police school to discover that the exam was already concluded, Elias called his wife and informed her not to expect him back home again, adding that she should come and pick his corpse at the training college.
It is believed that Corporal Elias killed himself with by ingesting pesticide and tablets, as empty cans and sachets were found in his car.
According to Vanguard, one of his course mates, a policemen identified as Sanni, revealed details of the events that led to the suicide of the policeman.
“We have been here together since Friday on a training course. Yesterday, Elias was coming from his division in Badagry when he got trapped in traffic, which resulted in his missing the assessment exams.
“He begged the officer in charge to help him but they told him it was late and there was nothing they could do because it was the Commissioner of Police, CP Fatia Owoseni, that conducted the assessment exam.”
Another policeman was quoted to have said: “Even if he missed the assessment exams, that is not enough reason for him to take his life. His death is not ordinary.
“Elias was comfortable. He had two cars: an SUV and the Passsat in which he died and two houses in different parts of Lagos. He did not even think of his family, his wife and two children.”
The command’s spokesman, Joe Offor, has also confirmed the incident.
“A policeman was found dead in his car with number plates 489 AY, parked at the entrance gate of High Barracks, Ikeja today (yesterday) at about 7.30a.m.”