November 09, 2016
SAD! Lagos Police DPO Dies After Vomiting In His Car
Reports have it that Fagbohun, a 43-year-old police officer who hailed from Odo-Aye, Ondo State, had been battling ulcer for some months.
It was said that the DPO, on Tuesday around 8am, was driven by his brother to keep an appointment, when he complained about his health.
The brother advised that they stopped at a hospital for a checkup.
According to Punch, as soon as the brother made the suggestion, the DPO started vomiting in the car.
The brother was said to have quickly rushed him to a hospital in the Ikeja area.
It was said that doctors at the private hospital suggested to the brother that the DPO be referred to another hospital. Sadly, Faghohun died before he could be moved.
A police source said Fagbohun was transferred from Igando Division to Iponri about a month ago.
The source added that the DPO had also recently sustained a gunshot injury during a shootout with vandals in the Igando area.
He said, “The DPO had been sick for some time. He was moved from Igando to Iponri division about a month ago. He had been in and out of hospital. He was discharged from a hospital just last week.
“He was on his way to keep an appointment on Tuesday when he suddenly started vomiting and later slumped inside a car being driven by his brother, an engineer. The DPO was thereafter rushed to a hospital.
“The hospital authorities referred him to another hospital because of his critical condition, but before they could move him out, he died. The doctors on duty confirmed him dead.
“Fagbohun’s health deteriorated after his time at the Igando division, where he battled with pipeline vandals. On one occasion, he was shot by the vandals.”
A DPO in Lagos told Punch that each of them had pledged N30,000 to help the ailing officer with medical bills until his sudden death.
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, visited the late police officer’s wife and children around 10am on Tuesday.
The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said an autopsy would be carried out on the corpse of the DPO, but that the command did not suspect any foul play.