A Corporal attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, Adeyinka Olokor, has shot his wife, Ajoke, dead.
The killing took place in Dopemu area of Egbeda, Lagos State on Tuesday.
According to those privy to the incident, Olokor mistakenly shot Ajoke on the thigh while she was sleeping.
He was said to be removing his pistol from his uniform when it went off.
Olokor, who has since been arrested, has three kids with his wife.
Ajoke, who is from Ondo State, is attached to Elere Police Station in Lagos State.
Until her death, she was a Corporal.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, DSP Joe Offor, confirmed the development.
Offor said: “It was an accidental discharge.
“The officer returned from work and was trying to remove his service pistol from the holster.
“He didn’t know it was corked.
“In the process, it exploded and hit the woman in the lap.
“She was rushed to hospital and confirmed dead.”