An operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Olakunle Olonade, accused of killing an official of the Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA), Rotimi Adeyemo, who arrested him for traffic violations, has died after he was beated by a mob.
According to the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, the incident happened on Wednesday, at Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State.
Olonade shot Adeyemi following an intense argument over traffic offence. In a reprisal attack, an angry mob inflicted serious beating on Olonade, who was thought to have been an armed hoodlum.
He was later rescued by some policemen dispatched to the scene, but he died in the hospital due to complications from the beating.
Explaining the incident, Oti said: “On 28/11/18, at about 1800hrs, the driver of a Toyota Highlander SUV, with registration number LSR 277 BJ, later identified as Police Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja while driving along Iyana-Ipaja road, was contravened for driving against traffic by a LASTMA official, one Rotimi Adeyemi, aged 46 years at Iyana-Ipaja roundabout.
“The two men vehemently disagreed with each other. However, during the altercation, the said Inspector Olukunle Olonade allegedly shot the LASTMA officer to death.
“Consequently, an irate mob, who thought that the shooter was an armed hoodlum because he was in mufti, decended on him and beat him to stupor. Although he was later rescued by teams of policemen drafted to the scene, he later gave up the ghost while being rushed to hospital for treatment.
“The serial number of the pistol recovered at the scene was checked in the system and it revealed the bearer as Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja. Corpses of the deceased have been evacuated to the morgue for autopsy.
“The CP Lagos has directed that the late Inspector Olakunle Olonade be tried posthumously in Orderly room and be recommended for dismissal from the Force.”
SOURCE :sahara reporters (news)