According to the State’s Police Spokesperson,Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Monday,Sept. 14,2020, the suspects are;Jelili Ismaila, 22; Amidu Bankole, 34; Elijah Samson, 36; and Moses Proboye, 34,
They were apprehended following information received by the police at Sango Division at about 9:30pm, that a policeman has been beaten to coma by some hoodlums at Dalemo Bus Stop. Following the tip-off, the police quickly rushed to the scene where they met their colleague in the pool of his own blood
The victim was rushed to the General Hospital, Ota, but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased officer and one other escorted their principal from Idah in Kogi State to Lagos State.While passing through Sango Ota, a truck driver, Jelili Ismaila, allegedly drove dangerously and almost pushed their vehicle off road.
While trying not to hit the vehicle conveying the officers, the truck entered a pothole, as a result of which its tyre got punctured.This made the two policemen to come down and caution the truck driver to always be mindful of other road users, but the driver accused them of been at fault, and then mobilised hoodlums who attacked them and their principal with dangerous weapons, beating the deceased to coma.
The culprits having realized snag they had done, they took to their heels but luck ran out on four of them when the DPO and his men on a tip off stormed their hideout and got them arrested, while the other four escaped.The remains of the deceased officer had been deposited at the morgue.