Police officer suspected to be drunk allegedly kills betting agent in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a betting agent simply identified as Anuoluwapo, allegedly by a police officer suspected to be drunk in Abeokuta, the state capital.

According to reports, the deceased who was graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, was about leaving his betting shop after the close of business when he was allegedly gunned down by the officer. Eyewitnesses alleged that some officers who emerged from the hotel were drunk before one of them allegedly released the bullet that killed the young man.

Another eyewitness claimed that the officers were on a raid or chasing a suspect when one of them allegedly  killed Anuoluwapo, popularly called Pepe, accidentally. It was further gathered that the officers immediately escaped into the hotel and called for reinforcement to allow them to escape from the scene of the incident.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, said that the police commissioner in the state Abiodun Alamutu has made contact with all stakeholders to start an investigation.

“We have the information that one Aanu was a victim. It is not easy to say exactly what happened but the Commissioner of Police is in touch with the stakeholders. He has called everybody involved so that we can start investigating,” Odutola said.

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