Again Ekiti Police Command Loses Officer To Armed Robbers, Another Injured


Tragedy has again befell the Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria police as a personnel simply identified as Inspector Gada was killed while one other, Sergeant Sunday was seriously injured in an early morning robbery incident in Ilupeju area of Oye Local Government Area of the state.
Residents told journalists that two policemen popularly known among residents in the area as Gada and Sunday were attacked on Oye-Ikole Road in the area.
They added that the men of the underworld also allegedly escaped with a police van.
One of the residents said:’I think the policemen were returning from a check point in Itapa and got to another check point between Ayegbaju and Oye-Ekiti when the robbers, who had laid ambush swooped on them and rained bullets on the policemen.
“And by the time the robbers were through with the onslaught, the team leader who we know as Inspector Gada, was dead while Sergeant Sunday, who was seriously injured has been rushed to the hospital. The incident had happened at about 5am.”
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ,Alberto Adeyemi said the police lost an officer while one other was injured and has been rushed to the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of the state.
“Meanwhile, we have commenced investigation into the incident and will ensure that we not only get to the root of the matter but also bring perpetrators to book in a short while,”


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