Retired Chief Superintendent of Police, David Agholor, who was the Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Enugu State Police Command, has thrown his family into mourning after he reportedly shot himself in the head.
Eyewitnesses who couldn’t explain what led to the suicide move as he had no history of depression, disclosed that the retired SARS Boss, shot himself dead at his residence on Sharaton Estate, Olaogun, in the Ijoko area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that Agholor had called his eldest daughter last Thursday, and handed over the keys to his two houses to her. He was said to have gone to the back of one of the buildings and shot himself in the head, an incident which left the neighbourhood in shock after the news broke out.
Sources who spoke to Punch’s correspondent, disclosed that the the deceased’s family members had noticed that he was behaving strangely a day to the incident, but he however said he was okay when questioned.
“He started behaving unusually on Wednesday evening. When they asked him what was wrong with him, he said he was okay. When he woke up on Thursday, he went to his wife’s bedroom to greet her.
“Afterwards, he had a bath and dressed up. He looked corporate. They asked him where he was going to, but he did not talk. He called his first daughter and handed over the keys to his houses to her. He has two houses on a plot of land. He and his family members lived in one of the houses.
“The other is an uncompleted building, but it has been roofed. He went to the back of the uncompleted building and the next thing the family heard was a gunshot. He shot himself in the head” the source said.
Agholor according to another source, had received some strange telephone calls two days before the incident.
“He was a retired police officer and a former OC SARS, Enugu State Police Command. I learnt that he had received some strange calls before that Wednesday when his behaviour changed. It was very pathetic.
“He was living fine with his family and did not show any sign of depression all these while. Why he killed himself is still a mystery to everyone. His family members are mourning. It is a sad incident they will not want to share with outsiders. It was reported at the Agbado Police Station” the source said.
Confirming the incident, the State Police PRO SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the corpse of the retired officer had been deposited in a morgue, adding that investigations had commenced to determine the circumstances that led to the incident.