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Court Remands Osun Police Who Allegedly Killed Fashion Designer Over ‘N50 Bribe’



An Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Ibokun, Obokun Local Government on Monday remanded a dismissed Police Inspector, Ago Egharevba for unlawfully hitting a 20-year-old fashion designer with the butt of his gun.

Recall the ex-police officer hit Ayomide Taiwo with the butt of his gun over an alleged N50 bribe on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Ayomide, after six days in coma, gave up the ghost at 08:30 am on Sunday, August 9 at the Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, where he was receiving treatment.

It was reported that the Nigeria Police Force dismissed Ago after being tried at an orderly room.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Oladoye Joshua, told the court that about 5:00 pm at llahun, Ijebu-ljesa Road, Ibokun Ago did unlawfully hit one Ayomide with the butt of the gun on top of a moving motorcycle which made him lost control and fell down, which led to his death.

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He further alleged that the ex Inspector of Police thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol.Il Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Awosan ordered the remand of the accused in Ilesa correctional centre.

She, however, adjourned the case till October 19.

Earlier, the family of the deceased had urged well-meaning Nigerians to intervene in the case to avoid it being swept under the carpet.

In a chat with our Correspondent, the elder brother of the deceased, Taiwo Olaire called on Nigerians to ensure the family gets justice in the case.

He also said the family would resist all possible means by the Police to bury the case.

In his words, “We won’t allow the Police to bury the case; we are going to do everything within our means to ensure we get justice.

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“We also appeal to well-meaning Nigerians, Human Rights activists to come to our aid and support us in getting justice in this case.”

He also lamented the death of his brother, saying the hard working man who just did freedom from his apprienticeship was wasted because of N50 bribe.

Echoing a similar view, Mr Segun Agboola, who is a younger brother to the mother of the deceased, said police Authorities should ensure justice prevails on the matter.

He also sought for the compensation of late Ayomide’s parents, saying the vacuum the deceased left would be very difficult to fill.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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