5th December, 2021
The Osun Police Command has identified Sergeant Moses Samuel as the officer responsible for the death of a driver in Osogbo on Friday
The command’s Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, gave the update on Sunday.
He said the officer has been arrested and will be arraigned in court after completion of the police orderly room trial.
Opalola noted that the arrest and detention of the suspect was part of efforts of the command “to curtail all forms of indiscipline and acts of unprofessionalism”.
“The Osun Police Command has arrested and detained the police officer, Sgt. Moses Samuel, who shot at one Mallam Kabiru Babai ‘m’ 33, on Friday, Dec. 3, around Kobogbogboe/Ota-efun Area, Osogbo.
“Investigation and disciplinary actions have commenced and the suspect will be arraigned in court after completion of the ‘Orderly Room’ trial.
“This we hope will serve as a deterrent to other officers of his like.
“The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, is using this medium to express his condolences to the victim’s family, colleagues at work, and friends.
“Olokode also prayed to God to put an end to this kind of unfortunate incident.
“He also assures members of the public that justice will be served.” the statement added.
DAILY POST had reported that the deceased who was driving a Shekeena Global borehole drilling truck was brutalized before he was shot dead at the Ota-Efun area Osogbo.
Trouble reportedly started after the drilling truck broke down along Ikirun way around 10:30 am.
It was gathered that the driver and his crew blocked the road while trying to fix the vehicle before the police officers reached the place.
An eyewitness said the police officers who came down from a mini commercial bus (Korope) hit the driver with a shovel under the truck before he was shot with a pistol in the chest.
Eyewitnesses said the police officers, immediately after the act, took off their uniforms and ran away.