There was confusion on the premises of the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday afternoon, when a sergeant slumped during the parade and died some minutes later.PUNCH Metro learnt that the sergeant,
whose name had yet to be known, was
one of the policemen undergoing the
promotional course to the rank of
Inspector. It was also learnt that the
incident occurred on the parade ground
in front of the officers’ mess at the
advance wing of the college.
Our correspondent, who visited the
parade ground, learnt that the sergeant
slumped around 12pm. His colleagues at
the parade were said to have battled to
save his life to no avail as he gave up the
ghost 15 minutes later.
It was gathered that the sergeant’s corpse
had been deposited at the morgue of the
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital,
Ikeja.
While at the college, a female sergeant
who craved anonymity told PUNCH Metro
that an ambulance from LASUTH came to
convey the deceased’s body from the
parade ground.
She said, “The deceased used to play
around the college. This morning, it was
not yet the turn of his unit for inspection
so he was standing under one of the
trees, as they waited for their turn.
Suddenly, he slumped.

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