A senior military officer was trying to retrieve a gun from Sulaiman following his “strange behaviour” before the firearm went off.
Mahmud Sulaiman, a soldier attached to 243 Recce battalion in Ibereko, Badagry, has reportedly committed suicide after he shot an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The incident occurred around 7:45pm on Wednesday at Oloko checkpoint, Gbaji, on the Badagry-Seme expressway.
A source, who witnessed the incident, said a senior military officer was trying to retrieve a gun from Sulaiman following his “strange behaviour” before the firearm went off.
He said, “In the process of retrieving the cocked weapon from him, which he resisted, he accidentally fired a shot and the stray bullet hit one Inspector of Custom, C.N Walter.
“The customs officer, who was attached to Seme Border Area Command, was rushed to Badagry General Hospital for treatment.[story_link align="left"]94818[/story_link]
“But unfortunately, the customs officer died at about 6:40 a.m. on Thursday in the hospital. Subsequently, Sulaiman also shot himself and died on the spot.”