Monday, 27 August 2018

COP ARRESTED FOR KILLING A STUDENT IN OSUN STATE


Following the death of an undegraduate of the Osun state polytechnic, Tunde Nofiu, who was shot dead by a SARS officer during the Sallah holiday, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.


Tunde Nafiu, the deceased, and some other persons by the roadside were said by eyewitnesses to have been looking for a motorcycle at Ajangbala area in Iwo town when they were accosted by a triggerhappy SARS officer who fired shots at them yesterday on Thursday, August 23rd. Nafiu died on the spot.

In reaction to the unjust treat of the young student, Irate youths in Iwo, Osun State, set ablaze the Iwo police area command office.

The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye, confirmed the arrest on Saturday during an assessment of the facilities at the police station set ablaze by some youths who protested the killing of the student.

He said one of the major duties of the police is to protect the right of the people and the IGP is not in support of human rights violation.
 “The IGP does not in any way tolerate violation of human right. The job of police officers is to protect the right of the people. The IGP has directed that the necessary internal control mechanism of the force be activated to deal with the situation. The officer that is suspected to have committed the act has been arrested and is currently undergoing interrogation.” 
  He added that anyone found guilty at the end of the investigation will be duly prosecuted.



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