Inspector Magaji had gone to the Police Cooperative office in mufti and demanded to see the CP in charge of the organisation.
Saturday Sun gathered that a colleague of his of the same rank, who was on duty, Pius Oguche, demanded to know why Magaji wanted to see the CP, a woman.
Rather than answer, Magaji reportedly brought out a revolver pistol and threatened to shoot Oguche, if he dared to prevent his access to his boss. He claimed he had some issues to settle with the CP .
Saturday Sun learnt that when Oguche insisted that he would allow the visitor to see the CP, Magaji went wild, threatening to shoot “everybody in sight.”
A police source said policemen at Area F Command raised the alarm which attracted the Commander, Yetunde Longe and Divisional Police Officer who raced to the scene and pleaded with Magaji to calm down.
The source said: “Magaji pointed the guns at the senior police officers, who immediately took to their heels. An armed policeman who saw what was happening, aimed at Magaji from a distance and shot him in the leg.
“Magaji started firing at the people, but was overpowered and disarmed by a gallant policeman, who grabbed him from behind.
“In an attempt to shoot the policeman, the irate police inspector missed and ended up firing at himself in the leg.”