A Police Inspector has been killed by some youths in a reprisal attack over the death of Yinka Falola, a youth member in Oke-Odan,a community, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State
Yinka was allegedly shot dead by Shonde, a police officer attached to SARS unite, when Yinka was returning from the farm on Monday night.
When the youths in the Area learnt of the death they mobilized and attacked the police unite in the area and killed one in the fracas. The crisis which lasted several hours left many people injured while no fewer than 20 vehicles were destroyed. (Vanguard)
A source said the incident might have occurred due to an alleged accidental discharge by one of the men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) from Zone II, Onikan, Lagos. But an indigene of Oke-Odan who spoke with newsmen said the deceased was a commercial driver. He had altercations with the SARS men who were on illegal duty and the Policeman slapped him and he retaliated which prompted the Policeman to shoot him at close range. He died on the spot.
The Ogun State Police Command PRO, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the incident, saying the state Police Commissioner, Okoye Ikemefuna, was already at the scene.