A Police Inspector identified as Ochofie Ijimbile attached to MOPOL 55 Aba, Abia State on Friday allegedly shot and killed himself while servicing his rifle in readiness for the day’s job, ABN TV reports.
He was before his death serving as a hotel guard in Aba metropolis.
Police spokesman in the command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna while describing the incident as sad and unfortunate told ABN TV that Inspector Ijimbile accidentally shot himself on the chest.
Following the incident, he was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
While stating that the late policeman could be unaware that there is bullet in his rifle chamber called on policemen in Abia and across the country especially those handling rifles to always exercise extra carefulness while servicing their arms.
His corpse has since been deposited in the morgue while efforts are on to reach the family members.