The Kwara state police command, says it has confirmed the death of its personnel who was attacked with a shovel and a wood by a suspected mad man in Ilorin, the state capital.
Naija News learned that the victim identified as Sgt. Abu, was said to be within the premises of the police station when he was attacked on Tuesday afternoon by the assailant.
The deceased policeman, attached to Omu-Aran Police Division in the north-central state, was reportedly rushed to a private hospital in the town but was later transferred to Ido Medical Centre in Ekiti State where he died on Wednesday.
According to eyewitnesses, the attacker, who was said to be showing signs of insanity, was armed with a cutlass and other dangerous weapons.
“I was on my motorcycle when I saw the fleeing man holding a cutlass and a wood,” an eyewitness told NAN.
“He was wearing a red attire and we followed him. Later, some other motorcyclists joined in the chase and on getting to Taiwo Area, he stopped, dropped his weapons and raised up his hands.
“It was in the process that he was arrested by the police and moved to the station.”
Meanwhile, the police spokesperson in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the police have begun an investigation into the incident.