The inspector general of police alkali baba has ordered a full scale investigation into the cause of a police inspector in kogi Atobaloye Taiye.
Inspector Atobaloye who was on Quick Intervention special duty from Oke-Onigbin Divisional Headquarters, Kwara State, to the Zone 8 Headquarters, Lokoja, which covers Kogi and Kwara States. He died in police detention cell after he was accused of absence from duty without authorisation.
In a statement issued by the force public relation officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated that details from the Zonal Headquarters report showed that the inspector was posted on the 1st of April, 2023, reported on the 11th of April and was immediately posted as part of the team occupying the main gate of the Zonal Command Headquarters.
However, he failed to resume at the duty post and went missing in action for nine (9) days, only to resurface on the 19th of April in a swig state.
He was eventually defaulted and detained for absence from duty and drunkenness.
While on detention, he reportedly took ill and was moved to the Police Clinic, then referred to the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja, where he eventually gave up the ghost.
The Inspector-General of Police while commiserating with the families, friends and loved ones of the deceased, has tasked the Criminal Investigation Department’s Homicide Unit of the Kogi State Command to commence investigations and conduct a postmortem examination on the corpse in order to determine the cause(s) of his death