- Ayomide Taiwo has been confirmed dead
- He was recently attacked by a police inspector in Osun state
- The police allegedly attacked him over N50 bribe
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Ayomide Taiwo, a 20-year-old fashion designer who was recently attacked by a policeman attached to the Ibokun Divisional Headquarters, Osun state at Ilahun community has succumbed to his injuries.
According to his uncle, Segun Agboola, Taiwo died around 8am at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
The policeman was said to have stopped Taiwo who was on a bike with another person and demanded a N50 bribe.
He said a drunken cop saw a bundle of N50, 000 when Taiwo bought out the money.
“The drunken policeman suddenly approached us and hit Ayomide’s head with the b*tt of his rifle. The two of us fell from the motorcycle while the three other policemen ran away.
“Ayomide was lying unconsciously on the floor and was bleeding in his nose, mouth and ears. I carried the bike off him.
“Another policeman who was not at the scene when it happened helped in carrying my friend to Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
“Ayomide has been in a coma since we took him to the hospital due to severe injury he sustained on his head.
“The DPO gave us N30, 000 for the hospital bill. Ayomide is the last child of his mother.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the call for the sack of service chiefs in the face of the current security challenges, the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has urged Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to the call.
Governor Umahi explained that the Nigerian leader should increase the funding and logistics of the service chiefs to aid their performance rather than contemplating to relieve them of their duties.
Umahi while noting this praised the Army for their gallantry and dedication, adding that their assignment was not an easy task.
He added that the Army needed the full cooperation of Nigerians at all levels to succeed.
It would be recalled that senators on Tuesday, July 21, asked the president to sack the nation’s service chiefs and also called for the resignation of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu.
The lawmakers made the demands in their respective contributions to the discussion on the security situation in the country during plenary.
The senators said the service chiefs should be replaced since they do not have new ideas in fighting insecurity, adding that the top hierarchy of the military should brief its relevant committees on the factors militating against its operations to find a way forward.
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