In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, July, 2020

How Police Deserted My Husband In Hospital After Taking pictures Him

How Police Abandoned My Husband In Hospital After Shooting Him

Kayode Atanda

Kayode Atanda and Adeyemi Ajayi have been shot final Thursday, July 9, 2020, by a police patrol crew at Iwo Highway space of Ibadan, Oyo State, resulting in Adeyemi’s demise. Kayode’s spouse, Tosin, tells WALE OYEWALE in regards to the incident and her husband’s situation

The police mentioned that they have been investigating the incident that led to Adeyemi’s demise and your husband’s harm. What’s the state of issues in the mean time?

I didn’t hear something. On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the elder brother to the deceased was on the College School Hospital, Ibadan with my husband the place he was receiving therapy. He mentioned the commissioner of police within the state, the deputy commissioner and a few high policemen have been on the dwelling of the deceased on that morning. He mentioned that they have been begging, saying it (the taking pictures) was unintended. The household insisted that they wished to see the policeman that shot Yemi Ajayi useless. He mentioned some relations have been taken to the place the lads on patrol have been locked up. When the relations requested the lads (policemen) what made them shoot on the automotive in broad daylight, they have been crying saying that it was the satan.

Out of your husband’s account and people of eyewitnesses, how did the incident occur?

My husband was shot within the higher a part of his arm. From all indications, he was holding the steering on the time of the incident. It occurred in visitors. There have been witnesses. Folks referred to as in throughout a radio broadcast as witnesses. Folks referred to as in throughout a reside radio programme and what they mentioned on radio tallied with the account my husband gave me. I went to gather his cell phone from the police. His automotive continues to be on the State Prison Investigation Division, Iyaganku. The telephone obtained spoilt. My husband fainted at a degree after being shot. Earlier than then, he mentioned his telephone fell on the bottom and he was shouting that his telephone was on the bottom. Earlier than the telephone was given to me they (the police) tried to place it on. They delayed me as a result of they mentioned they had not registered the gadgets that have been retrieved from the automotive. The display screen was unhealthy already so I went to restore it. After we finally placed on the telephone, we found that the deceased referred to as my husband at 11:27am (on July 9, 2020).

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The place was your husband occurring that day?

My husband was really travelling that day however he mentioned he would go away after the enterprise of the day. He was imagined to journey to Ile-Ife. He informed me that Yemi referred to as him to ask about his whereabouts. My husband informed him that he was at Iyana Church, Alakia axis. Yemi’s elder brother has a home that’s below development and my very own elder brother is the one dealing with the Plaster of Paris. Based on my elder brother, the deceased referred to as to ask if he had seen the money (N250,000) that he transferred to him for the POP. My brother referred to as him later in the morning that he was on his solution to the positioning and that he ought to meet him on the website. He promised to fulfill him on the website at Egbeda. It was then he referred to as my husband from Monantan that they need to meet to go to the positioning. After they obtained to Iwo Highway, there was visitors. He mentioned there have been three automobiles between the Nissan Micra by which the policemen have been and his automotive. However he mentioned the policemen weren’t in uniform. He mentioned he heard “park!” He noticed the Micra from the rear and all of a sudden a gun was pointed at them and one of many males on board fired the shot. He mentioned Yemi slumped on the dashboard. He was tending Yemi unaware that he (Kayode) had sustained a bullet wound. It was after 12:00pm and other people have been there. As he was asking them why they shot, he found that he was bleeding profusely. He was taken to the College School Hospital on a motorcycle and three of his toes have been bruised.

How did you find out about his whereabouts?

On that day, I used to be on the best way from my brother’s place and completely different individuals have been calling me to ask after my husband. They’d heard of the incident however I didn’t suspect that one thing went unsuitable. He later referred to as to inform me that he was at UCH. He mentioned he was shot and that Yemi has already died. On attending to UCH, I noticed a feminine police officer who mentioned I ought to take it up from that stage. I requested her what she meant by that, however the physician then defined that the feminine police officer was amongst those that introduced him to the hospital. The deputy commissioner of police was mentioned to have paid N15,500 to start out the therapy. As I heard, a senior police officer was additionally within the visitors at Iwo Highway space the place the incident occurred. I referred to as my household and my husband’s household and that is how we’ve been battling with the matter ever since.

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What sort of therapy did your husband obtain at UCH?

We have been informed by some medical doctors that he was going to endure a surgical procedure. We thought the surgical procedure could be quick however he has since been subjected to sequence of assessments. Based on the outcomes of the assessments, he had misplaced so a lot blood. The medical doctors mentioned he had misplaced the property that makes the blood to clot and subsequently it was not advisable to take him to the theatre with out being adequately ready as he could be bleeding so a lot with out that. They defined that they needed to stabilise these cells earlier than the session could be carried out. We obtained three pants of blood on Thursday. They suggested us to search for donors with matching blood sort.

 It was reported that there was a directive from the police headquarter in Abuja that the investigation needs to be carried out with urgency. Are you conscious of that?

 I’m listening to this for the primary time. On Friday final week (July 10, 2020), I took my kids to my brother’s place as a result of my home is way away and it could be troublesome to manage.  Journalists got here for interviews. Within the response to the information, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State mentioned that in line with what these policemen mentioned, they heard an alarm thief was working from the opposite finish. He mentioned the policemen mentioned the explanation why they shot was as a result of they heard the alarm. Now, because the time the feminine police officer left UCH, I haven’t set my eyes on any police officer. There was nobody that alleged that my husband and the person who was killed had stolen something.

On day of the incident whereas we have been speaking in entrance of the Accident and Emergency unit at UCH, the physician on obligation referred to as to advise me to take it straightforward with the police in order that they might not falsely accuse my husband. As I used to be questioning aloud, a person walked as much as me and mentioned he was a deputy commissioner of police. He mentioned, “I’m not right here due to this incident. I simply introduced my mom right here now.” So, he overheard us as we talked. He assured me that these policemen wouldn’t go unpunished. He gave me his quantity and I saved it. He mentioned if there was something, I ought to be at liberty to name him. Shortly after he left, somebody got here as much as me to say that the person was mendacity and that he was an secret agent.

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 The place was Yemi’s physique deposited?

It was taken to Adeoyo Hospital. He was buried on Friday (July 10, 2020). Earlier than being laid to relaxation, the process was that an post-mortem could be carried out on his physique at Adeoyo Hospital and the second post-mortem could be carried out at UCH earlier than his corpse could be laid to relaxation.

Who owns the automotive that was pushed on the fateful day?

The automotive belongs to my husband and he was the one who drove it.

Do you think that your husband might need been arguing with the police?

He doesn’t argue with individuals. Individuals who referred to as in on reside a radio programme mentioned what they heard was somebody shouting, “Park, park!” And the following factor that adopted was a gunshot. They (eyewitnesses) mentioned when he (Kayode) got here out of the car, he requested the police why they pulled the set off.

 What commerce is your husband into?

He’s an property valuer.

What did the late Adeyemi do for a dwelling earlier than he was killed?

 Yemi offered garments. He had a boutique at Gbagi Market. He was not married. My husband was telling me that the home in query belongs to the elder brother to the deceased.

What’s the relationship between your husband and the deceased?

 They don’t seem to be blood family members. They lived in the identical neighbourhood for some years and had since been shut like brothers. The deceased was a nice younger man. It was extensively reported within the media that they have been cousins however they don’t seem to be.


Supply: The PUNCH


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