Angry protesters on Wednesday killed the Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Augustine Ogbeche, and set ablaze a police station in the Atan-Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
NEWSNAIJA learned that protesters also inflicted injuries on the Divisional Police Officer, identified as SP Sikiru Olugbenga, whose whereabouts were unknown.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
The PPRO said one civilian also lost his life to the violence while another police station at Obada-Oko in the Ewekoro Local Government Area, which had been serving as a zonal intervention office for the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad was attacked.
He said, “The hitherto peaceful protest embarked upon by youths across Ogun State is, unfortunately, taking a dangerous violent dimension as some people with interior motives are now using the opportunity to commit all sorts of crimes.
Oyeyemi, in his statement, said “Early Wednesday morning, the protesters went to Atan-Ota and set the police station there ablaze and afterwards murdered, DSP Augustine Ogbeche, the DCO in cold blood.
He added that “A civilian also died in the process while some arms were carted away. They also inflicted serious injury on the DPO, SP Sikiru Olugbenga, whose whereabouts are yet unknown.
However, Oyeyemi said in view of the attacks on the police and their stations, Edward Ajogun, the Commissioner of Police Ogun State Command, had appealed to the youths to shun violence and embrace peace.