Thugs kill Ogun, DCO, Steal Arms, DPO Missing
As the crisis deepens in the country, perpetrators killed the police officer in charge of the unit’s crime, DSP Augustin Ogbeche, when he set fire to a police station in the Atan-Ota Ado-Odo / Ota local government area of Ogun state.
The protesters also wounded the local police officer Sikira Olugbenga, whose whereabouts are unknown.
State Police Officer Abimbola Oyemi announced this in a statement.
Oeyemi said another civilian was killed as a result of the violence, while another police station in Obada Oko in the Evekoro local government area, which served as the zonal intervention office for the deceased Anti-Robbery Special, was attacked.
Oyemi said, “Until now, peaceful protests by young people in Ogun State are unfortunately becoming dangerously violent as some people with ulterior motives now seize the opportunity to commit all kinds of horrific crimes.
“Early in the morning (Wednesday), the demonstrators went to Atan-Ota and there they set fire to a police station, then in cold blood they killed DCO, DSP Augustin Ogbeche.
“At the same time, a civilian was also killed when some kind of weapon was taken away. They also inflicted serious bodily harm on human rights police officer Sikir Olugbenga, whose whereabouts are still unknown.
“Also in Abeokuta, several groups of boys attacked and destroyed the Obada-oko division headquarters.”
PPRO, however, reported that in the face of attacks on police and their precincts, Ogun State Police Commissioner Edward Ajogun urged young people to avoid violence and keep the peace.
The police chief, according to PPRO, said: “Young people are reminded that from the beginning of the protests, the police were polite and polite to them, even when some of our people were injured and our sites damaged.
“We even went further and released all 36 suspects we arrested. However, if someone feels offended during the protests, we ask for understanding, not retaliation, including killing and maiming police officers and setting fire to and destroying police stations.
“We will ensure justice for any victim. Please, and please, let us continue to embrace peace, not violence. “
“The team sincerely addresses young people. Parents and guardians also have a responsibility to help rein in their children and their caregivers. ”