Ogun police speak on Ilaro protest, to dock errant cop Friday

By Ahmed Sobiye, Abeokuta

Ogun State Police Command has reacted to early Thursday morning protests that rock the sleepy Ogun town of Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement issued by the spokesman of the command, Mr. Muyiwa Odejobi, the errant police officer who he identified as Corporal Awoleke Moruf has been arrested.

According to Odejobi, Awoleke has commenced orderly room trial for killing a commercial motorcyclist whom he identified as Hammed Posi, 32 along Igboro area of the town at about 11pm on Wednesday.

He stated that the Commissioner of Police in charge of the State, Mr. Abdulmajid Ali has directed the Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Ogun State to conclude the orderly room trial on Thursday and charge the suspect to court on Friday 3rd June, without delay.

“The misdeed of this erring policeman had triggered the anger of some members of the public, especially, commercial motorcyclists, who took over the streets and started attacking police personnel, facilities and vehicles before they were pacified by very senior police officers and His Royal Majesty, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, Olu of Ilaro.

“The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Abdulmajid Ali, who was personally in Ilaro for on-the-spot assessment and monitoring of the situation, had a meeting with the family of the deceased and associates including some community leaders at the Yewa Traditional Council complex, Ilaro.”

 

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