Tuesday, November 10, Corporal Agi Elias was found dead in his car at The Police Training School, Ikeja, Lagos state. Corporal Agi Elias was said have committed suicide at about 8pm on Monday after missing his promotional course exam.
Agi Elias was stuck in traffic at Badagry and he could not meet up with the exams. The frustrated Corporal resorted to taking his life after calling his wife and informing her that he wouldn’t be coming home.
According to Vanguard, one of his course mates, a policemen identified as Sanni, revealed details of the events that led to the suicide of the policeman.
“We have been here together since Friday on a training course. Yesterday, Elias was coming from his division in Badagry when he got trapped in traffic, which resulted in his missing the assessment exams.
“He begged the officer in charge to help him but they told him it was late and there was nothing they could do because it was the Commissioner of Police, CP Fatia Owoseni, that conducted the assessment exam.”
Another policeman was quoted to have said: “Even if he missed the assessment exams, that is not enough reason for him to take his life. His death is not ordinary.
“Elias was comfortable. He had two cars: an SUV and the Passsat in which he died and two houses in different parts of Lagos. He did not even think of his family, his wife and two children.”
The command‘s spokesman, Joe Offor, has also confirmed the incident.
“A policeman was found dead in his car with number plates 489 AY, parked at the entrance gate of High Barracks, Ikeja today (yesterday) at about 7.30a.m.”