In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, September, 2020

Household Accuses Police Of Torturing Land Agent To Loss of life

Family Accuses Police Of Torturing Land Agent To Death


Yemi Taiwo

Policemen hooked up to the Zonal Investigative Bureau, Zone 2 Command, have been accused of torturing a land agent, Yemi Taiwo, to demise for allegedly planning to abduct a monarch in Lagos State.

Punch Metro learnt that Yemi had gone to a web site together with his good friend, Femi Animashaun, within the Isiu group, Ikorodu space of the state on Friday, September four, 2020, when some vigilante members, referred to as Onyabo, and a few hoodlums arrested them.

It was gathered that the duo had been taken to the secretariat of the Ikorodu North Native Council Growth Space earlier than the policemen took them to their annexe workplace within the Ladegboye space Ikorodu, the place they had been allegedly tortured.

The deceased’s spouse, Olabisi, instructed a Punch correspondent that Yemi and Femi had been allegedly rejected upon their switch to the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, because of the diploma of the accidents they sustained whereas being tortured.

She acknowledged, “My husband instructed me that he was going to the location that morning and I used to be shocked when his youthful brother, who stays with us, rushed residence round 11am and instructed me that he heard that his brother had been killed.

“After I heard the information, I used to be not myself till somebody known as us later that he was not lifeless, however was amongst these arrested for planning to abduct the monarch of Isiu and that he had been taken to the annex workplace of the Zonal Investigative Bureau.

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“After I acquired to the station on Friday, the Investigating Police Officer, who recognized himself as Lati, initially instructed me that my husband was not on the station, and once I went again on Saturday and Sunday, I used to be not allowed to see him, however one in every of his brothers, who went with us, was additionally detained on Sunday and launched on Monday.

“My husband and his good friend had been introduced out of the cell on Tuesday morning and tortured once more earlier than they had been taken to the Zone 2 headquarters at Onikan. I learnt that after they acquired there, the superior rejected my husband and his good friend when he noticed the accidents inflicted on them and he requested the IPO to go and deal with them earlier than they could possibly be allowed into the cell.

“It was whereas they had been coming again to their annex workplace at Ikorodu that my husband died and the IPO stated he didn’t know what to do and he didn’t wish to launch the corpse to us. I’m interesting to the Inspector-Basic of Police to return to my help. These, who connived with the police to kill my husband, are boasting that they’ve the assist of highly effective monarchs and the Lagos State Authorities. I don’t need my husband to die in useless.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 2 Command, Hauwa Idris, stated she was not conscious of the incident.



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