Four hoodlums arrested for beating Police Officer to death in Sango
Four suspected hoodlums have been arrested by Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating one of its officers to death in Dalemo, Sango, in Ado-Odo-Ota Local Government Area.
The four suspects identified as Jelili Ismaila, 22; Amidu Bankole, 34; Elijah Samson, 36; and Moses Proboye, 34, were reportedly hired by a truck driver who had a feud with the deceased officer and his colleague.
According to the statement released by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer – Abimbola Oyeyemi, the deceased and his colleague were escorting their principal from Idah in Kogi State to Lagos State when the incident happened.
“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, Oyeyemi was quoted by Punch.
“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.
“The remains of the deceased officer have been deposited at the General Hospital Ota mortuary.”
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered a massive manhunt for the fleeing suspects.