Some colleagues of Insp. Basirat Olaonipekun, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer who slumped and died on Feb. 22 in Lagos, have extolled her, describing her as a patriot.
The moody NSCDC personnel in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos where the officer served last, said the deceased was a very disciplined and God-fearing officer.
Olaonipekun slumped and died after submitting her NSCDC promotion examination script at the centre where she took the examination.
A colleague of the deceased who wanted to remain anonymous said the late officer did not exhibit any sign of sickness before her death.
“She was patriotic, God-fearing and always punctual at work,’’ the colleague said.
The Chief Press Officer of the LCDA, Mr Efe Brumen, described the late NSCDC personnel as disciplined and a lover of professional ethics.
“My dear, you would see late Olaonipekun, also called ‘iya-jeje’ in NSCDC uniform always.
“What baffled me most was that Olaonipekun was active and did not show any sign of sickness before the untimely death,’’ he said.
A trader at the headquarters of the LCDA, Mrs Falilat Alao, said that the death of the NSCDC officer remained a “mystery.”
“Since her demise, I have been scared. I have gone for a medical check-up today. Who knows what might have led to such a death?” she asked.