Inspector Atobaloye's death is being investigated by the IGP.

The Inspector-General of Police has ordered an investigation into the mysterious death of a Police Inspector, Inspector Atobaloye Taiye, who was on Quick Intervention special duty from Oke-Onigbin Divisional Headquarters in Kwara State to Zone 8 Command Headquarters in Lokoja, which covers Kogi and Kwara States.

ChinyKo reports that details from the Zonal Headquarters report showed that the inspector who was posted on the 1st of April, 2023, reported on the 11th of April and was immediately posted as part of the team manning the main gate of the Zonal Command Headquarters, according to a statement by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday.

However, the spokesman of the force headquarters, disclosed that “Inspector Atobaloye, failed to report at the duty post and went missing in action for nine days, only to resurface on the 19th of April 2023 in a drunken state.

“He was eventually defaulted and detained for absence from duty and drunkenness.

” While in detention, he reportedly took ill and was moved to the Police Clinic, then referred to the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja, where he eventually gave up the ghost,” the statement added.

The Inspector-General of Police commiserated with the families, friends and loved ones of the deceased officer.

He however, tasked the Criminal Investigation Department’s Homicide Unit of the Kogi State police command to commence investigations and conduct a postmortem examination on the corpse in order to determine the cause(s) of his death.

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