By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
Police in Ogun state have arrested four men in connection with the death of a policeman, Agada Akoh who was allegedly beaten to death on Sunday night at Dalemo area of Sango Ota area of the State.
The suspects are Jelili Ismaila, 22, Amidu Bankole 34, Elijah Samson, 36, and Moses Proboye 34.
According to a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were apprehended following an information received by the police at Sango division at about 9:30pm that a policeman had been beaten to coma by some men at Dalemo bus stop.
Oyeyemi revealed that, consequent upon which the DPO, Godwin Idehai quickly led his men to the scene where he met the policeman in the pool of his own blood, adding that the officer was quickly rushed to the General Hospital Ota for medical care but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.
Preliminary investigation, the Command’s Spokesman revealed that the deceased officer and one other escorted their principal from Idah in Kogi state to Lagos State, on their way through Sango Ota, a truck driver, Jelili Ismaila allegedly drove dangerously and almost pushed their vehicle off road.
The statement indicated “While trying not to hit the vehicle conveying the officers, the truck entered a pothole as a result of which its trye 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”.
Oyeyemi said that the remains of the deceased officer had been deposited at the general hospital Ota mortuary.
The state commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun who described the incident as barbaric and act of lawlessness has ordered a massive manhunt for the remaining suspects.
He also warned that unwarranted attack on his men is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
The CP therefore directed that the arrested suspects be transferred to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for an in-depth investigation and deligent prosecution.