Tragedy struck at the Sango Ota area of Ogun State over the weekend
when a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Sunday Isokpehi
shot dead his wife and himself.
According to Daily Trust report, the former ASP had attended a wedding ceremony of a friend’s son with his family.
When they got back home, the 60-year-old man accused his wife, Gladys
of being drunk at ceremony which according to him was disgraceful.
The wife however denied being drunk at the ceremony. She said though she drank, she did not misbehave in any way.
This resulted in a serious argument which degenerated into a fight.
The retired ACP who was infuriated reportedly went for his pump
action rifle and then fired shots at his wife after which he shot
It was gathered at the Olusegun Obasanjo station in Sango Ota that
the man and his wife had frequent domestic fights and the police was
tired of settling them.
The police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said investigation into the case was in progress.
He said: “We are still investigating the immediate and remote causes
of the tragic incident. We will find out whether the man was depressed
or was under any influence, because a normal human being will not open
fire on his wife and then kill himself. We will investigate how he got
the double-barrelled gun he used to commit the dastardly act.”
He however said contrary to reports that late Isokpehi was a retired
Assistant Commissioner of Police, the officer retired as Assistant
Superintendent of Police and he did not kill his son, Daily Sun reports.
He said Isokpehi retired in March from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad
unit, Lagos Police Command, and was living in Eledi area in Ado Odo/Ota