By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
Ogun State Police Command on Monday arrested four persons who allegedly killed a Police Constable, Agada Akoh, at Sango – Ota in the Ado – Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State.
Late Akoh was allegedly beating to coma at Dalemo axis of Sango Ota on Sunday evening around 9: 30p.m by some hoodlums following an argument that ensued between the two police escort and a truck driver over a minor traffic issue.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the arrested four suspects were a 22-years old Jelili Ismaila, Amidu Bankole (34), Elijah Samson (36) and Moses Proboye, 34.
According to him, the suspects were apprehended following an information received by the police at Sango Divisional headquarters 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 officer was quickly rushed to the general hospital Ota for medical care but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment”.
“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 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 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 PPRO further explained that corpse of the deceased policeman had been deposited at the morgue of the State’s General Hospital in Ota, while the Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has also ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining suspects.
Ajogun further directed that the suspects be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for an in-depth investigation and prosecution.