A Divisional Police Officer, DPO, CSP Segun Fagbohun, attached to the Iponri Police Division, Lagos State, has been reported dead.
Fagbohun was transferred from the Igando Police Division to Iponri about a month ago and had also recently sustained a gunshot injury during a shootout with vandals in the Igando area, after which his health deteriorated.
The 43-year-old, an indigene of Odo-Aye, Ondo State, who had reportedly been battling ulcer for some months, vomited in his car and later died in a hospital on Tuesday.
According to the Punch, Fagbohun, on the said day at about 8am, was driven by his brother to keep an appointment, when he complained about his health.
His brother was said to have advised that they stop at a hospital for a checkup and as soon as the brother made the suggestion, the DPO started vomiting in the car.
On getting to the unnamed private hospital in the Ikeja area of the state, doctors suggested to the brother that the DPO be referred to another hospital.
But Faghohun was confirmed dead before he could be moved.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said, “The command received the news as a rude shock.
“It came early in the morning on Tuesday to the CP, and the command is mourning.
“The deceased was one of our gallant officers. He was one of those who held the Igando division against the invasion of the militants.
“His corpse has been deposited at the morgue of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. An autopsy is going to be conducted on the corpse.
“The command does not suspect any foul play, unless if the autopsy reveals otherwise,” the PPRO stated.