Lagos State's police has arrested a police man, Corporal Yinka Oloko, who allegedly shot his wife dead in the Egbeda area of Lagos state. The incident took place at about 10pm. on Tuesday in the rented apartment of the police CP. Oloko, who is attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, had arrived home on the evening, and started to undress in the bedroom, with his wife sitting on the bed. The corporal, while removing his pistol from the holster, mistakenly fired his wife on the lap, leading to commotion in the apartment. He was assisted by neighbors, who helped rush the woman to a nearby hospital, but she Unfortunately died before they got to the hospital. According to PUNCH, a police source said that the matter was a case of accidental discharge as he and his wife did not have any miss-understanding before the incident. He said, “It was a case of an accidental discharge. The police corporal was not careful in removing his pistol from the holster. When he got home on that evening, his wife welcomed him and they went to the bedroom. “As he was undressing, he removed the gun and wanted to place it on the bed when it discharged. The bullet hit the wife’s lap. He was the one that rushed his wife to the hospital. She died before they got to the hospital. He was thereafter arrested and detained in the Ikeja Police Division although the incident happened in Egbeda.” The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, confirmed the arrest. Offor, who also noted that it was an accidental discharge, said the case was being investigated at the State CID, Yaba. He said, “The policeman has been arrested, and handed over to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCID, for investigation. The incident involved him and his wife. It was a sort of a discharge rather than a fight. Investigation is still ongoing.”