The Ondo State Police Command has suspended two Police officers for their alleged involvement in the killing of a politician, Mrs. Ronke Adelugba.
The two suspended officers are Inspector, Fabunmi Oladipupo and Inspector Haruna Idris.
Mrs. Adelugba was reportedly shoved, beaten and hit with gun butt and in the process she slumped and died within two minutes at her residence at Alarapon lane of Akure, while she was trying to prevent the police from arresting her son.
Briefing reporters in Akure, the state capital yesterday, the commissioner of Police, Isaacs Eke, said the command took the disciplinary action in order to ensure that the case is not swept under the carpet.
Eke added that the command is waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the cause of the death of the 50-year-old politician.
His words:” Ten (10) Policemen in two patrol vehicles from Oda Divisional Headquarters, Ala Quarters led by Inspector Fabunmi Oladipupo who is the Station Officer of the division while acting on a tip off raided an uncompleted building at Sijuade area of Akure.
“On arrival at the building, the miscreants took to their heels and two(2) of the suspects reportedly ran into the opposite building which happen to be the house of one Adenigba Aderonke the deceased.
“The Policemen pursue the two suspects into the said house and in attempt to arrest them, argument ensued between the Police and the deceased. Report has it that in the heat of the argument, the deceased was trying to physically restrain the Police from whisking away the duo of Awolumate Bamijoko Bolajoko and Babatunde Thomas. Unfortunately, the deceased fell down during the melee”
According to Eke, after an interval of time, some youths in the area brought the corpse of the deceased to the Police station, claiming that soon after the Policemen pulled out of the scene, the deceased took ill and before she could be rushed to the hospital, she died.
The Police boss explained further that the remaining eight officers who were not directly involved in the matter have been discharged.
Eke, however, assured the public that there shall be no cover up in the case as investigation is on-going.