Policeman Beaten to Death in Ogun

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Four men have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command on Monday for allegedly beating an unknown police constable to death in Dalemo, Sango, in the Ado-Odo-Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state.

Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known to newsmen in a statement issued on Monday.

The suspects were reportedly hired by a truck driver who had an argument with the dead police officer.

The name of the suspects are: Jelili Ismaila, 22; Amidu Bankole, 34; Elijah Samson, 36; and Moses Proboye, 34.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspected thugs beat the policeman to a coma with weapons around 9.30pm on Sunday.

Oyeyemi said: “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 pushed their vehicle off the 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 caution the truck driver to always be mindful of other road users. But the driver accused them of being at fault, thereby mobilising hoodlums who attacked the officers and their principal with weapons and beat the deceased to a coma.

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

DSP Oyeyemi said efforts are ongoing to nab the remaining suspects.

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