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Policeman ‘Accidentally’ Kills Two Youths In Ekiti



Policeman ‘Accidentally’ Kills Two Youths In Ekiti

The fraudster had hit a bikeman and the passenger while they care being pursued by the policemen

Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State– Tragedy struck in the Omisanjana area of Ado Ekiti as two persons were reported dead by the stray bullet fired from the gun of a police officer.

The victims were part of a group of youths in the neighbourhood who were caught in the crossfire during an attempted arrest of a suspected internet fraudster.

According to an eyewitness, “The fraudster had hit a bikeman and the passenger while they care being pursued by the policemen who caused the accident. But the irate youths stopped them from arresting them. It was in that process the gun was shot and two people were killed”

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Reacting to the incident, the police in a statement signed by the Ekiti State Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Sunday Abutu said, “On 28/05/2024 at about 22:30hrs, a serious motor vehicle/motorcycle accident occurred involving a Lexus car and a Jincheng motorcycle along Omisanjana Area of Ado-Ekiti.

“The Command, upon the receipt of the information, deployed the State Traffic Section to the Scene to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order as well as ensuring the safety of the victims.

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“On getting to the scene, the operatives met a resistance as some irate youths disallowed them from performing their lawful duty and insisted on carrying out jungle justice. This necessitated a call for re-enforcement to assist the officers on ground.

“However, in the process, one of the officers accidentally fired a shot that fatally injured two persons.

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“The officer responsible for the shooting has been disarmed, arrested and detained and shall be made to face disciplinary action immediately”.

Abutu who disclosed that the Command is already in touch with the families of the deceased, said the Ekiti State Commissioner of police, Akinwale Kunle Adeniran, condoles with the families and assured them that discreet investigation has commenced and justice shall prevail.

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