The Iponri Police Division in the Lagos State Police Command was thrown into mourning on Tuesday after the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Segun Fagbohun, vomited in his car and later died in a hospital.
Punch learnt that Fagbohun, a 43-year-old police officer who hailed from Odo-Aye, Ondo State, had been battling ulcer for some months.
It was gathered that the DPO, on Tuesday around 8am, was driven by his brother to keep an appointment, when he complained about his health.
It was learnt that the brother, whose name had yet to be ascertained, advised that they stopped at a hospital for a checkup.
Punch learnt that as soon as the brother made the suggestion, the DPO started vomiting in the car.
The brother was said to have quickly rushed him to a hospital in the Ikeja area.
It was said that doctors at the private hospital suggested to the brother that the DPO be referred to another hospital. However, Faghohun died before he could be moved.
A DPO in Lagos told Punch correspondent on Tuesday that each of them had pledged N30,000 to help the ailing officer with medical bills until his sudden death.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said an autopsy would be carried out on the corpse of the DPO, adding that the command did not suspect any foul play.