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Four Arrested For Beating Policeman To Death

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

The Police in Ogun state have arrested four men in connection to the death of a policeman, Agada Akoh who was beaten to death at Dalemo Area of Sango Ota.

The incident reportedly occurred on September 13.

The suspects, Jelili Ismaila, Amidu Bankole, Elijah Samson and Moses Proboye were apprehended following an information received by the police at Sango Division.

A statement from the command said the policeman was beaten to coma by some hoodlums at Dalemo bus stop.

The DPO, Godwin Idehai was said to have led his men to the scene where he met the policeman in the pool of his own blood.

The officer was rushed to the general hospital, Ota for medical care but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

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The statement added that preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased officer and one other escorted their principal from Idah in kogi state to Lagos State.

According to Oyeyemi, the deceased officer and his principal were passing through Sango Ota, when a truck driver identified as Jelili Ismaila drove carelessly almost resulting in an accident.

The statement read, “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 cautioned the truck driver to always be mindful of other road users, but the driver accused them of being 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.”

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 manhunt for the remaining suspects.

He also warned that unwarranted attack on his men is unacceptable and would not be tolerated.

Ajogun had 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.

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