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Police officer’s wife dies while lying in bed after his gun discharged while removing his pants

By Mason White 7:01 PM November 26, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A police officer was arrested after his wife died from a gunshot wound to her leg as she was lying in bed, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that they have arrested Yinka Oloko, after accidentally shooting his wife who was lying in bed as he removed his pants.

According to the police investigation, Oloko came home on Tuesday afternoon, and went to his bedroom in order to lie down. His wife was already in bed as Oloko began to undress.

While pulling down his pants, Oloko’s gun discharged, hitting his wife in the leg. The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The were no incidents of domestic violence in the home prior to this incident, and police believe that the death was an accident.

However, Oloko was placed under arrest, pending the outcome of the investigation.