- Hoodlums killed a police inspector, Temenu Boluwaji, in Ondo state during a gun duel between the police and the attacker on Monday, July 25
- According to the police spokesperson, Odunlami Funmilayo, the hoodlums attacked the Okuta Elerinla Division in Akure, the state capital, where the police engaged them in a gun battle
- Funmilayo added that the commissioner of police in the state, Opeyemi Oyediran, has ordered the state criminal investigation department to take over the case and arrest the attackers
Daily Trust reported that the officer, who is an inspector, Temenu Boluwaji, was killed in an attack on the Okuta Elerinla Division in Akure, the state capital, in the early hour of Monday, July 25.
This was confirmed by the Ondo Police Public Relations Officer, Odunlami Funmilayo. While describing the attackers as hoodlums, the police spokesperson said their arrest had been ordered by the state police commissioner, Opeyemi Oyediran.
How hoodlums kill police inspector in Ondo
According to Funmilayo,
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“On the 25th July 2022 around 0100 am, hoodlums attacked OKUTA ELERINLA DIVISION in Akure. Policemen who were at alert and alive to their duty repelled them accordingly, and the miscreants were unable to gain entrance into the station.”
She said Boluwajio was hit by the hoodlums’ bullets and died on his way to the hospital. According to her, Oyediran has directed the state criminal investigation department to take up the case and ensure the arrest of the perpetrators.
She stressed that the commissioner urged the state's people to go about their lawful duty without fear, adding that their days are numbered.
Ondo students protest killing of colleague by Amotekun, take corpse to government's office
In another report by legit.ng, the students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Ondo state protested the killing of their colleague, Folarera Ademola, who was allegedly shot by an operative of the Amotekun Corps.
The protesting students took the remains of the deceased to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's office at Alagbaka, asking him to provide the suspected officer to the police within 24 hours.
The angry students demanded justice and asked the Governor to take over the burial of Ademola and compensate his family.