IDOLEHIN KILLING: POLICE QUIZ 3 COPS, TRADITIONAL RULER, OTHERS
Zone 2 Police headquaters has commenced investigation into the alleged killing of an Egun farmer, Abiodun Ogungbe in Idolehin, Ado Odo, Ogun State.
Determined to get to the root of the circumstances that surrounded the death of the Egun farmer on June 29, 2011 and the alleged harassment of the rural communities in spite of the intervention of the Inspector General of the Police (IG), the Zone 2 directed its searchlight on all the suspects including traditional ruler while also bringing under close scrutiny, the activities of the Ado Odo Police Command in the matter.
Ogungbe was allegedly killed on June 29, two days after the naming ceremony of his newborn baby, Mayowa.
The late farmer was alleged to have been abducted by suspected hoodlum accompanied by the policemen from Ado Odo Divisional Police Station and his body was later found on the road on June 29, 2011.
Investigation revealed that three policemen from Ado Odo Divisional Police Station and a traditional ruler who accompanied the hoodlum that abducted the late Ogunge from his home at Idi Epa quarters of Idolehin have been quizzed among other suspects implicated in the alleged killing.
In a dramatic turn of event, the youths of Idolehin who were the complainants in the alleged murder of their kinsman on June29, 2011 surprisingly turned to suspects as two of them were handcuffed and moved to Zone 2 Lagos from Ogun State Police Command in Eleweran. The Idolehin people were shocked at the development and cried foul that their tormentors were about to turn the case against them and sweep the killing of their kinsmen under the carpet.
The widow of the deceased, Bose Ogungbe who lost her husband two days after the naming of their new born baby lamented to Daily Sun the lukewarm attitude of the policemen from Ado Odo to the death of her husband.
She explained that her late husband was abducted by people who drove to their community in convoy of three vehicles and that he was forcefully bundled into one of the vehicles.
'They did not answer us when we went to complain to them that the person they came to arrest was found dead on the road few hours later. My mother-in-law was there with other people from the community. They never bothered. In fact we were told to carry our dead. When they eventually came after our people cried to the higher authorities they never bother to ask me any question. I know those who took away my husband,' she said amidst tears.
According to the counsel to the community, Wahab Shittu, the community had to complain to the state command and the Inspector General for proper investigation to the death of Ogungbe and the continued intimidation and harassment of the several Egun communities in the area when police division in Ado Odo which was nearer to them refused to take any action to investigate the heinous crime.
'What we desire is justice and peace in the area. It is setting a dangerous precedent if some people c
In fact there was drama and confusion at the Zone 2 when the wife of the deceased who had accompanied those handcuffed from Abeokuta to Lagos sighted persons she had mentioned to be among those who had come in company of police men from Ado odo to arrest him few hours before his lifeless body with badly bruised legs was found on the road. According to impeccable police source, the widow threw caution to the wind when she saw them as she was going to wrestle one of them who she apparently knew but for the timely intervention of a senior police officer at the scene.
All the parties in the matter are expected to return to Zone 2 today for further interrogation.