9th July, 2011
The Lagos State Police Command has lost two armourers in the last six months.
Checks revealed that the death on 27 June 2011 of Jackson Ayeni, a corporal and armourer attached to MOPOL 22 unit of the command in Oduduwa, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has brought to two the number of armourers who have died since January this year.
The first armourer was Ben Shademe, who died early this year in mysteriousÂ circumstances.
Ayeni, 34, an indigene of Owan West in Edo State died in Lagos and was buried at his residence, 1, Charity Edo Street, Aparadiga, Ayobo, Lagos, yesterday,Â after a wake keep, which was held on 8 July, 2011 at the home of the deceased
Samuel Jinadu, Lagos police spokesman told our reporter that Ayeni, who wasÂ married and had children, was a peace loving man, who could not hurt a fly.
He prayed God to give the wife, children and relatives of the departed the fortitude to bear the loss.
By Emmanuel Udom