The ongoing promotional examination of the Nigeria Police Force to the rank of Sergeant and Inspector, at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos, turned tragic after a Police Sergeant Lekan attached to the Oyo State Police Command slumped and died.
The Police Sergeant identified as Lekan, reportedly wrote the promotional examination with his other colleagues between Wednesday and Friday last week.
It was gathered that officers who passed the examination were expected to undergo an assessment exercise with a team of senior Police officers headed by the Assistant Inspector General of Police.
Before the assessment test, All the policemen gathered in a syndicate of 50 on the parade ground, awaiting their turn. But the situation took a tragic turn when Sergeant Lekan, who was to be promoted to the rank of Inspector, reportedly slumped at about 1pm. His colleagues were said to have tried all they could to resuscitate him, but to no avail.
The doctor said to have arrived the scene informed the perplex policemen that Sergeant Lekan had passed on.
The corpse was taking to the mortuary by the Lagos State University Teaching hospital ambulance.