The cop, who was attached to a Dangote factory, was arrested and detained after he allegedly shot dead a man.
According to a police source, Eze was brought to the State CID for investigation and possible prosecution in court.
￼“But he hanged himself in the cell around 2.00 am on Wednesday,” he said.
More facts have emerged why a Police Inspector, Okon Essien, committed suicide in a cell at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
Essien, who was arrested and detained for fatally shooting a man, Hassan Stanley in Lekki/Ajah area, killed himself to evade trial and conviction, police authorities said on Wednesday evening.
According to the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, Essien was arrested at Akodo on January 1 with three of his colleagues namely; Insp. Lawrence Adegboye, Insp. Olorunloju Olusegun and Sgt. Ovbioghi Joseph for killing Stanley.
“The policemen were arrested and taken to SCID, Yaba, for investigation.”
As the investigation profressed, the guilt-racked Essien killed himself in custody.
His corpse had been deposited at the mortuary while Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu had ordered an indepth investigation into the incident.