The Area ‘K’ Morogbo, Lagos State police commander, ACP Usong Ekpo has died in a hotel swimming pool at Ajah while celebrating St. Valentine’s Day, on Sunday night.
It was gathered that Ekpo whose hobby was swimming was in the pool when he started struggling.
Ekpo who hails from Oron, in Cross Rivers State was once the divisional police officer (DPO) of Ajah police station, from where he was later transferred to Ilasan division in same capacity. He was later redeployed to Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Milverton Road, Ikoyi, before he was elevated to the rank of assistant commissioner of police and redeployed as area ‘K’ commander.
He was a doctorate degree holder and described as very generous and friendly and usually called ‘The Man Of The People’.
While as DPO Ajah, he was said to have performed well in crime prevention and combat.
He led a team of policemen to rescue a whiteman who was kidnapped and his team killed four of the kidnappers and recovered N30m.
Lagos State police public relations officer, SP Ifedolapo Badmos while reacting to Ekpo’s death said the police would miss his passion.
“The Lagos State police command regrets to announce the death of ACP Usong Ekpo, who until his death was the Area ‘K’ Morogbo, Lagos. The death occurred on Sunday February 14, 2016 while having his routine swimming exercise in a pool. Ekpo was enlisted in the police force in 1990 and worked in various formations of the force. He assumed his last duty post as Area commander on November 14, 2013.
“The command will miss him for his gallantry performance while he held forth as the area commander.”