A policeman serving under the Kwara State Police Command, Taiye Atobiloye, has died in a cell at the D Division of the Kogi State Police Command, following his detention for being absent from duty for two days at the Zone 8 Command, Lokoja, Kogi State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Atobiloye, with service number 232980, who was attached to the Oke Onigbin Division in Kwara State, was posted for a special duty called Quick Intervention at the Zone 8 Command for a month.
After his resumption in Lokoja, the policeman was said to have been absent from duty for two days and was later found.Punch correspondent gathered that as punishment for his absence without permission, Atobiloye was detained in a cell.
Contacted, the spokesperson for the Zone 8 Command, Ruth Awi, who confirmed the development, said Atobiloye, after reporting for special duty at the command, absconded from duty and was nowhere to be found for two days until policemen found him drunk.
She said the cop was detained for him to get himself, adding that he died in custody.