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Security operative dies in Lagos days after suspect’s bite

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A police constable in Lagos State Police Command, Wale Akinlotan, has died while on duty at Ilupeju police division.

It was gathered that Akinlotan collapsed on Monday while at his station in Ilupeju, where he served as the orderly to the DPO.

As of the time of filing this report, the cause of his death is yet to be ascertained. DAILY POST gathered that

According to Daily Post, the deceased was just recuperating from injuries sustained, following a bite by a suspect.

The Akinlotan was reportedly part of the team that arrested the suspect who tried to escape from police custody.

“In the course of capturing the suspect, he bit Wale on his shoulder, his fingers and others,” a source told our correspondent.

He had posted a clip of the injuries sustained during the incident on Tiktok on October 19, saying, “Job hazard. Thank God for life, Human bite is worse than scorpion/snake venom.”

The remains of the operative had been buried at a cemetery in Lagos State.

Efforts to reach the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, for comments proved abortive.

Consequently, Akinlotan’s death has sparked a series of complaints among many police officers, ranging from poor welfare on the job to lack of annual leave

“They won’t give us time to rest. Nobody cares about our health at work. Even when you’re sick, they will tell you to bring a medical report before asking you to go and treat yourself. You work many shifts a day. They won’t approve annual leave for us. Tell me how officers won’t continue to drop dead. It’s sad we keep losing officers to avoidable circumstances,” some officers told our correspondent in Lagos.

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