Indignant protesters on Wednesday killed the Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Augustine Ogbeche, and set ablaze a police station within the Atan-Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Native Authorities Space of Ogun State .
The protesters additionally inflicted accidents on the Divisional Police Officer, SP Sikiru Olugbenga, whose whereabouts have been unknown.
The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in an announcement on Wednesday.
Oyeyemi stated one civilian additionally misplaced his life to the violence whereas one other police station at Obada-Oko within the Ewekoro Native Authorities Space, which had been serving as a zonal intervention workplace for the defunct Particular Anti-Theft Squad was attacked.
Oyeyemi stated, “The hitherto peaceable protest embarked upon by youths throughout Ogun State is sadly taking a harmful violent dimension as some individuals with ulterior motives are actually utilizing the chance to commit all types of heinous crimes.
“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 chilly blood.
“A civilian additionally died within the course of whereas some arms have been carted away. In addition they inflicted critical harm on the DPO, SP Sikiru Olugbenga, whose whereabouts is but unknown.
“Additionally in Abeokuta, some teams of boys attacked Obada-oko divisional headquarters and vandalized it.”
The PPRO nevertheless stated in view of the assaults on the police and their stations, the Commissioner of Police Ogun State Command, Edward Ajogun, had appealed to the youths to eschew violence and embrace peace.
The police boss, in keeping with the PPRO, stated, “The youths are reminded that because the graduation of the protests the police have been good and civil to them even when a few of our males have been injured and our stations broken.
“We even went forward and launched all of the 36 suspects we arrested. Nevertheless, if in the middle of dealing with the protests anyone feels offended, we plead understanding and never retaliatory measures, together with killing and maiming policemen and burning and damaging police stations.
“We are going to make sure that justice is served any aggrieved particular person. Please and please allow us to proceed to embrace peace quite than violence.”
“The command sincerely appeals to the youths. Mother and father and guardians are additionally enjoined to assist rein of their kids and wards.”
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