The late Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge Police Armament, Force Headquarters Abuja, Omololu Bishi, has been laid to rest at Ebony Vaults, Ikoyi, Lagos amidst tears and police funfair.
The AIG Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu, led senior officers in Lagos to represent the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, with a befitting burial parade in honour of Bishi.
The late officer, who hailed from Lagos Island, Lagos State, was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1988 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He was survived by his wife and kids.
Adamu, as a practice, had directed a befitting burial for the late officer who was briefly sick and died on admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja on Monday.
Iliyasu was accompanied to the burial arena by the AIG Police Cooperative, Aminu Saleh Pai; Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; Area Commanders and Commanding Officers; Police Mobile Force in Lagos; and senior officers from police formations within Lagos State.
The brief burial rite was witnessed by his immediate family members, representatives of the Oba of Lagos, his course mates in the Police Academy, friends and well wishers.
Iliyasu expressed shock over the sudden death of Bishi, who was recently promoted to the rank of AIG.
He, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, described the late AIG as humble, responsible and dedicated to duty.
He also sympathised with the family, Oba of Lagos and chiefs and friends on his demise.
He prayed that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.