Police Arrest Truck Driver, Three Others For Killing Police Officer - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, September 14, 2020

Police Arrest Truck Driver, Three Others For Killing Police Officer

The four suspects 

ABEOKUTA - Police in Ogun state have arrested four men in connection with the death of a policeman PC Agada Akoh who was beaten to death at Dalemo area of Sango Ota on the 13th of September 2020.

The suspects, Jelili Ismaila, Amidu Bankole, Elijah Samson and Moses Proboye,  were apprehended following an information received by the police at Sango division at about 9:30pm  that a policeman had been beaten to coma by some hoodlums at Dalemo bus stop, consequent upon which the DPO, CSP Godwin Idehai quickly led his men to the scene where he met the policeman in the pool of his own blood.

The officer was quickly rushed to the general hospital Ota for medical care but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

The Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi explained that, preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased officer and one other escorted their principal from Idah in kogi state to Lagos State, on their way passing through Sango Ota, a truck driver, Jelili Ismaila drove dangerously and almost push their vehicle off road. While trying not to hit the vehicle conveying the officers, the truck entered a pothole as a result of which its tyre got punctured.

This made the two policemen to come down and cautioned the truck driver to always be mindful of other road users, but the driver accused them of been at fault thereby mobilised hoodlums who attacked the officers and their principal with dangerous weapons and beat the deceased to coma.

Having realized that the policeman may not survive the attack, the driver and his hired hoodlums took to their heels , but luck ran out of four of them when the DPO and his men on a tip off stormed their hideout and got them arrested while the other four escaped.

The remains of the deceased officer had been deposited at the general hospital Ota mortuary.

The commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun who described the incident as barbaric and act of lawlessness has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining suspects. He also warned that unwarranted attack on his men s unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

The CP therefore directed that the arrested suspects be transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for an in-depth  investigation and deligent prosecution.

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