Nigerian police force Superintendent, Nwaoha Uzoma, was found dead in his office at the Ijede Police Station. Accoring to PunchMetro, The Divisional Police Officer who is in charge of the Ijede Police Station was last seen entering his office and locking himself in it. Officers close to him reported that that act wasn’t unusual because, Mr. Uzoma sleeps in his office sometimes.
It’s reported that his body was found lying in his office on Thursday (Christmas) after different phone calls made to reach him by some police officers and worried relatives didn’t go through. Thereafter, they broke-in into the office and found him lifeless on the floor.Punch Metro reported that the deceased was formerly the head of Anthony Police Division, before he was transferred to Ijede, an area in the Ikorodu Local Government Area early in December. Mr. Uzoma, who was married with children, was in his fifties.
According to a police source:
“The DPO was posted from Anthony to Ijede around December 5. At that time, he had an illness, which was not very serious. He was a friendly man who could sometime become angry and that’s when you offend him. But once he showed his anger and you begged him, he forgave and that would end it.
“On the day of the incident, he entered his office and shut himself in. People didn’t suspect anything because he sometimes slept there. People didn’t see him come out throughout that day and then the next day, they called his phone repeatedly but he didn’t pick it.That was how people became suspicious and broke the door. They found his corpse on the floor.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, while confirming the incident on Sunday, explained that the police had yet to ascertain the cause of death.He said,
“On December 25, at about 8am, SP Nwaoha Uzoma, was found dead in his office at the Ijede Police Station. His corpse was removed and deposited at St. Raphael Hospital morgue for autopsy.”