A 60-year-old retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sunday Isokpehi has shot himself and his 40-year-old wife, Gladys, to death, Ogun State Police Command disclosed.
The Command, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, will unravel the circumstance that prompted the action. He said the Command would investigate whether or not the late Police officer legally acquired the double-barrelled gun he used to perpetrate the crime.
The late Isokpehi was reported to have shot his wife to death on Saturday after returning to their home in Ota area of the state. He had accused her of being drunk, when he shot her, and shortly after killed himself.
Adejobi said contrary to reports that late Isokpehi was a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, the officer retired as Assistant Superintendent of Police, adding that he did not kill his son.
“We are still investigating the immediate and remote causes of the tragic incident. We will find out whether the man was depressed or was under any influence, because a normal human being will not open fire on his wife and then kill himself.
“We will investigate how he got the double-barrelled gun he used to commit the dastardly act.”
He said Isokpehi retired in March from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit, Lagos Police Command, and was living in Eledi area in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government.