A Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, Augustine Ogbeche attached to Atan Ota police station in Ogun State has been killed by hoodlums on Wednesday.
This was contained in a statement issued by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
The statement added that the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Sikiru Olugbenga was also injured in the attack.
The statement read, “Early this morning, the protesters went to Atan-ota and set the police station there ablaze and subsequently murdered the D.C.O, 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, Sikiru Olugbenga whose whereabout is yet unknown.
” Also in Abeokuta, some groups of boys attacked Obada-Oko Divisional Headquarters and vandalised it.
“The youths are reminded that since the commencement of the protests the police have been nice and civil to them even when some of our men were injured and our stations damaged.
“We even went ahead and released all the 36 suspects we arrested. However if in the course of handling the protests anybody feels offended we plead understanding and not retaliatory measures including killing and maiming policemen and burning and damaging police stations.
” We will ensure that justice is served any aggrieved person. Please and please let us continue to embrace peace rather than violence.”