A Superintendent of Police, Nahun Gwadi Eli, has died in his hotel room in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The body of the officer was found on the floor beside his bed after concerned officers broke down his hotel room on October 23, 2023.
Until his death, Eli was the Commander of A/O SWAT, Plateau State Command.
According to sources, his men became worried after repeatedly calling his phone line without any response.
The policemen headed to his hotel room and knocked several times, but got no response.
They forced the hotel room door open and found him dead.
“On 23rd of October, at about 5:30pm, information was received from A/0 SWAT Plateau State Command that they have not seen nor heard from their commander, SP Nahum Gwadi Eli,” a police source said.
“He didn’t report to duty and his phone was ringing, but no response. They decided to visit his hotel room, along old Airport Road, and when they got there, they knocked at the door and there was no response. They called the management of the hotel and forced the door open. He was found lying on the ground beside the bed.
The family was contacted and the scene of the crime was visited by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Anglo-Jos.
“A Police Medical doctor was called upon and photographs were taken. The body was removed to Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor. The corpse was deposited at the same hospital mortuary for autopsy. No foul play suspected yet,” the officer said
Meanwhile, friends and family members have mourned the deceased officer.
One Bamaiyi wrote: “SP Nahum Gwadi, my cousin brother, your sudden departure is very painful and moreso under mysterious circumstances as reported by your colleagues on 23/10/2023. “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” 1Cor. 15:55. LORD we bow our hearts in worship,” he wrote.