TRAGEDY ensued at Owerri Area Command headquarters located in the heart of Owerri, the Imo State capital on Wednesday after a police inspector simply known as Umoh shot himself to death.

A policeman at the Area command headquarters told our source in confidence that the cop locked himself up in one of the rooms in the quarters before shooting and killing himself, this development, caused panic in the area.

According to the source, the inspector was a visiting cop who was at the area command on special duty.

He said though the mobile officer complained of being sick, nobody imagined that he was going to kill himself.

The source said, “The mobile police officer came back and one of them went to one of the rooms and locked it. The next minute, we heard a gunshot.

“When we approached the quarters, it was discovered that the door was locked. It was forced opened and the mobile policeman was found dead in the pool of his blood. He shot himself on his stomach.”

When contacted, Orlando Ikeokwu,  a spokesperson for the police command, confirmed the incident.