A tragedy hit the Ekiti State Police Command on Thursday as robbers killed a policeman, recognized merely as Inspector Gada, and injured one other cop known as Sergeant Sunday.
It was learnt that the robbers escaped with a police van within the theft, which happened in Ilupeju, within the Oye Native Authorities Space of the state.
A resident, who pleaded to not be named, stated, “I feel the policemen had been getting back from a patrol within the Itapa space and bought to a checkpoint between Ilupeju and Oye, in entrance of the home of a outstanding politician on this state, Bamitale Oguntoyinbo, when the robbers, who had apparently laid an ambush for them, swooped on them and rained bullets on the policemen.
“By the point the robbers have been via with the onslaught, the staff chief, who we all know as Inspector Gada, had been killed, whereas Sergeant Sunday was severely injured and rushed to a hospital. The incident occurred at about 5am.”
The resident added that the robbers escaped within the policemen’s patrol van.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, whereas confirming the assault, stated a policeman was killed whereas one other one was severely injured and “has been rushed to the Federal Medical Hospital in Ido, within the Ido-Osi Native Authorities Space of the state.
“In the meantime, we have now commenced investigation into the incident and can be sure that we get to the basis of the matter and likewise carry perpetrators to e book.”
It will likely be recalled that the police command misplaced its paymaster, Idowu Taiwo, on Monday.
Taiwo, was discovered lifeless in a automotive on Monday together with his fingers tied to the again within the Ajilosun space after being kidnapped on Sunday by unidentified gunmen.
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