A Chief Armourer with the Kaduna State Police Command, Nambol Audu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, has allegedly committed suicide in the early hours of Friday, the police authorities said.
Recall that Audu was arrested on Monday for allegedly stealing firearms and attempting to sell them to criminal elements. His accomplices, Zingkur Joseph of Trade Centre Jos and Samuel Adamu of Kuru Jos-South Local Government Area of Plateau State, were also arrested and paraded.
DSP Audu was said to have shot himself on the chest while in detention at about 5.am on Friday.
Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, said preliminary investigations revealed that Audu killed himself.
But it was not clear how the chief armourer, who was in detention, got the gun with which he allegedly shot himself.
Meanwhile, as part of police investigations into his death, a female police corporal, Mary Emmanuel, has allegedly been arrested on the allegation that she was the last person to visit the late DSP in his cell.
The suspicion in police circles is that she might have been the one who smuggled a pistol into his cell with which he allegedly shot and killed himself.