- A 29-year-old woman has given a tragic account of how her husband was killed by a police officer
- Odunayo Abolarinwa said her hubby, 33, was killed by a stray bullet fired by the officer who was clearing roads for a VIP during the EndSARS protest
- The widow, who hailed from Ekiti state, described Olatunde Abolarinwa as a gentleman who never liked violence and quarrel
Odunayo Abolarinwa, a 29-year-old widow, has given details of how a policeman protecting the convoy of a highly-placed person killed her husband during the recently-held EndSARS protest in Ekiti state.
Speaking with The Punch in an interview, the widow narrated that her husband, Olatunde Abolarinwa, was killed on Tuesday, October 20, while coming from his shop.
She described her husband as a gentleman who "hated having issues with others" and added that as a breadwinner of the family, his demise has left a huge vacuum as she is the only one handling the welfare of their "three children."
Abolarinwa further explained that her husband was not among the EndSARS protesters but a gentleman who was coming from his shop when a stray bullet fired by the unnamed policeman clearing road for a VIP hit him.
"He went to work on that fateful day, Tuesday October 20. The incident happened after work. We were together at the shop. After closing for the day, he asked us to go home.
"He said the apprentice should take us home on his motorbike while he would trek home. He was to get a cloth for sewing at a location, that was where he went to. It was while he wanted to cross to the other side of the road that a bullet hit him in the chest."
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered his ministers to submit reports of their discussions with people in their respective states over the recent EndSARS protests.
According to the presidency, Buhari at the recent Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting told his ministers to submit their reports next week.
Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, made this known, adding that the reports from the ministers will enable the authorities to establish the true circumstances surrounding the EndSARS protest.
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