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 Sunday.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release made available to Reporters At Large, said the suspects: Jelili Ismaila, 22yrs; Amidu Bankole, 34yrs; Elijah Samson 36 yrs and Moses Proboye 34yrs, were apprehended following information received by the police at Sango division at about 9:30pm that a policeman has 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 The officer was quickly rushed to the general hospital Ota for medical care but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment,” Oyeyemi said.
The command revealed further 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 Ismoff-roadve 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 teryer got punctured.
“This made the two policemen 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 diligent prosecution.”