Police officer identified as Awoleke Moruf with Force No 389719, late Wednesday allegedly killed a motorcyclist in Ilaro, the headquarters of Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.
The commercial motorcyclist identified as Akanji Ahmed aka Posi was reportedly shut around 9pm at Igbo – Aje motor park, which is the main heart of Ilaro town.
Our correspondent further gathered that the 32 years old Akanji, after closing for work, had gone to buy food on a friend’s motorcycle, but was intercepted by three policemen.
The officers who were reportedly on another motorbike, were said to have accused Akanji of contravening restriction order by the state Commissioner of Police.
Akanji reportedly failed to plead with the officers whose Okada was later impounded by the officers.
The deceased, who allegedly refused to part with bribe demanded by the police, was beaten black and blue for allegedly abusing the officers.
He was however reportedly shot from behind by the killer cop.
In the early hours of yesterday, angry youths, including members of butcher association thronged the streets to protest the killing of the Okada rider barricading all roads in and around the town.
They also burnt disused tyres and threatened to avenge the killing of their colleague by the killer cop.
Commercial and vehicular activities were however paralysed as markets, stalls, banks as well as the local government secretariat were shot for fear of attack.
His corpse had however, been deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital in Ilaro since Wednesday night.
It was further gathered that the traditional ruler of the town, the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle who visited the scene around 10pm after the incident, passionately appealed to the people of the town, particularly the youths not to take the laws into their hands but allow the law to take its course.
Reacting to the incident, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi who confirmed the incident ,said the suspect had been arrested and would soon be prosecuted.
Adejobi explained that the Commissioner of Police, Abdul-Majid Ali has directed the state’s Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, DCII, to conclude investigation on the incident and charge the officer to court today.
PPRO further stated that CP Ali had personally made an on-the-spot assessment of the situation to Ilaro, where he also met to commiserate with the family of the deceased, his associates as well as some community leaders at the Yewa Traditional Council complex, Ilaro.

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