Police Sergeant Dies In Lagos During Promotional Exam

A policeman has slummed and died in Lagos during the ongoing Police promotional examination to the rank of Sergeant and Inspector at the Police College, Ikeja.

The Police Sergeant, identified as Lekan was attached to the Oyo State Police Command. He reportedly wrote the promotional examination last week, although he had been sick, according to his colleagues.

“We are from the same command. Lekan was involved in an auto accident back in Oyo state,” a policeman who spoke on condition of anonymity told Vanguard.

“… he managed to come for the promotional course because he had been sick. He passed the examination that was written last week,” he said.

According to a report by Vanguard, officers who passed the examination were expected to undergo an assessment exercise with a team of senior Police officers headed by an Assistant Inspector General of Police.

Before the assessment, the policemen reportedly assembled in a syndicate of 50 on the parade ground, awaiting their turn. While on the parade ground, Lekan, who was to be promoted to the rank of Inspector, reportedly slumped at about 1pm, but efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive, as he died on the scene.

An ambulance from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH , later arrived the scene and removed the corpse to the mortuary, after which the assessment exercise continued.

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