Hoodlums kill DCO, injure DPO and steal firearms in Ogun State
Angry protesters have killed the Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Augustine Ogbeche, and set ablaze a police station in the Atan-Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area on Wednesday.
The protesters were also responsible for inflicting injuries on the Divisional Police Officer, SP Sikiru Olugbenga, whose whereabouts was uncertain.
According to Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a civilian also lost his life in the melee while another police station at Obada-Oko in the Ewekoro Local Government Area, which had been serving as a zonal intervention office for the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) was attacked.
“The hitherto peaceful protest embarked upon by youths across Ogun State is unfortunately taking a dangerous violent dimension as some people with ulterior motives are now using the opportunity to commit all sorts of heinous crimes,” Oyeyemi said per Punch.
“Early this (Wednesday) morning, the protesters went to Atan-Ota and set the police station there ablaze and subsequently murdered the DCO, DSP Augustine Ogbeche, in cold blood.
“A civilian also died in the process while some arms were carted away. They also inflicted serious injury on the DPO, SP Sikiru Olugbenga, whose whereabouts is yet unknown.
“Also in Abeokuta, some groups of boys attacked Obada-oko divisional headquarters and vandalized it.”
The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Edward Ajogun has appealed to the youths to refrain from violence and embrace peace.