In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 04th, July, 2020

Rigidity As 26-12 months-Outdated Man Dies From Damaged Bottles Mounted By Policeman In Ogun

Tension As 26-Year-Old Man Dies From Broken Bottles Mounted By Policeman In Ogun

Photograph credit score: The Nation

The tragic demise of a youth within the Sango space of Ado-Odo/Ota Native Authorities Space of Ogun State has sparked protests by residents who’re demanding justice.Funmilayo Oyediji’s demise was mentioned to have been attributable to some sharp objects planted by an unnamed policeman in Oju Odo a part of Iloye in Sango-Ota.

The incident, in keeping with sources, occurred the penultimate week.

It was mentioned that the 26-year-old man was on a go to to his mother and father on Oyalowo Avenue in Iloye space when he died after falling on improvised safety metallic and damaged bottles allegedly erected by the unnamed policeman who has since bolted.

Offended residents, particularly youths locally have since vowed to not let go of the matter till justice is finished.

Oyediji’s chest was mentioned to have been pierced by the improvised objects resulting in his demise at a close-by hospital.

It was mentioned that the incident occurred at dusk, whereas the policeman that planted the sharp objects was unfeeling.

Oyediji was mentioned to have left his mother and father’ residence to cost his cell phone following an influence outage when he slipped and fell on the objects erected by the policeman on an uncovered concrete drainage.

A witness merely recognized as Mrs Ojelabi mentioned she was returning house when she bumped into the deceased shortly earlier than the incident.

She mentioned: “I used to be going out to purchase some issues within the neighbourhood after I bumped into the deceased close to the spot the place he fell on the erected metals and damaged bottles at about 7 pm.

“Being the happy-go-lucky fellow he was recognized for, he exchanged banter with me and tried to crack some jokes however I used to be dashing house then. By the point I seemed again, he had slipped and fallen on the sharp objects and had his chest pierced.

“However relatively than sympathise with him, the policeman who planted the sharp objects got here out and rebuked the deceased for not being cautious. He was rushed to a close-by hospital by sympathisers however he died.”

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Oyediji’s elder brother, Abiola, blamed the demise of his brother on the sharp objects planted by the fleeing policeman.

He mentioned: “I dwell at Oshodi. I solely come round on weekends to offer our aged mother and father their repairs allowance.

“I used to be advised on the cellphone that Funmilayo was battling with life after he fell on the sharp metallic and bottles mounted close to a drainage round Oju Odo space of Iloye and that his chest was pierced.

“I used to be advised he had misplaced a lot blood and that they wanted cash to deal with him. I even transferred a sum of N100,000 to them for his remedy. Sadly, he died a number of hours later.

“Sadly, I used to be advised that the erring policeman who additionally visited the hospital in firm with some elders of the neighborhood had bolted earlier than my arrival on the hospital.

“The neighborhood leaders didn’t actually present concern besides one Elder Keshinro.”

One other resident, Kayode Olugade, mentioned the policeman who planted the sharp objects that killed Oyediji acted illegally.

He mentioned: “The boy that died was well-known to me. The neighborhood leaders on this space are additionally culpable as a result of when you construct a home, you haven’t any proper to increase your development to a public drainage.”

The bereaved mom of the deceased, Mrs Kikelomo Oyediji urged the authorities involved to make sure that justice was carried out within the demise of her son.

She mentioned: “My son left house on that fateful day to cost his cell phone some streets away from our house as a result of there was an influence outage.

“He fell on the sharp metallic and bottles as a result of he was not acquainted with the terrain since he was now not dwelling with us. The authorities ought to make sure the offender is apprehended and punished.”

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It was gathered that the grieving household couldn’t report the incident to the police.

A supply who spoke in confidence nonetheless defined that the case was reported at an unnamed police station by some involved neighborhood leaders.

It was mentioned that the incident created pandemonium as residents stormed the policeman’s residence to be able to apprehend him.

The policeman, in keeping with sources, nonetheless fled on sighting the group.

He was mentioned to have been escorted a number of hours later by some policemen who fired sporadic pictures to scare aggrieved residents.

The unnamed cop was mentioned to have left with a few of his valuables and has since not returned.

“The policeman in query disappeared after he acquired wind that some aggrieved residents had been planning to assault his residence.

“Nobody is aware of his identify as a result of he does not likely work together with anybody on this neighborhood,” a supply who claimed to be one of many youth leaders locally mentioned.

It was mentioned that he was later escorted by a staff of policemen to maneuver a few of his belongings out of his home to an unknown vacation spot.

“The policeman left everybody on the hospital on the pretext that he was going to search for cash to pay the hospital invoice of the deceased who was in a crucial situation on the hospital.

“We didn’t know that he needed to run away from house.

“Some policemen later escorted the policeman to maneuver a few of his private belongings. They had been firing gunshots sporadically to cease aggrieved residents from attacking the policeman fingered within the demise of the younger man,” mentioned a resident who requested to not be named.

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Residents advised The Nation that the incident was reported to the police however nothing was carried out to reprimand the policeman.

It was mentioned that some offended youths later stormed the policeman’s residence and vandalised his constructing after they discovered that he had bolted.

One of many youths locally, recognized merely as Mobolaji, mentioned the policeman have to be apprehended to reply for his complicity in Oyediji’s demise.

He mentioned: “One factor is certain: we (the youth) have made up our thoughts to not take this matter frivolously till justice is served to pacify the soul of the boy, who was certainly one of us.

“It’s unhappy that the police, who ordinarily ought to apprehend the mentioned policeman, are those shielding him and serving to him to flee when residents stormed his home to apprehend him. That is completely the peak of injustice and we received’t take it.”

Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was not accessible for feedback when our reporter known as his cell phone at press time.


Supply: The Nation

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