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Monday, 31 October 2016

Photos: 31-year-old man drowns during police raid in Abeokuta

A 31-year-old artisan identified as Gafar Ajibola, drowned in Ogun River during a police raid on Oniyanrin community in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state, in the early hours of Saturday October 29th. According to eyewitnesses, Gafar was at the river washing his clothes when the police stormed there in search of hoodlums.

The police began shooting sporadically, causing Gafar to jump into the river out ‎of fear. An uncle of the deceased, who spoke on condition of anonymity to Tribune, said his family will demand justice over the death of Gafar.

“This is an unfortunate situation. My brother was not a criminal. He was at the river bank to wash his clothes. He jumped into the river out of fear following heavy shooting by the police. We launched a search after his body until we found it Saturday night. We are demanding justice in this case. We are going to take legal step against the police on this matter.”

Confirming the incident, the state police public relations officer, Aimola Oyeyemi, said:

“The Commissioner of Police has directed that a powerful investigation be launched to unravel the culpability or otherwise of its men. The men were just on routine operational duty of providing residents adequate security. The case is under investigation, the police are in the place to ensure safety of life and property.”

17 comments:

vinna saviour said...

Rip to him

Uju Phil said...

Omh... Quite disheartening! Rip dear one. #Sad

livingstone chibuike said...

Sad. May his soul Rip

Iphie Abraham said...

Chei! Just like that? He would have hidden somewhere if he knows he cnt swim







Rip






Lib addict#just passing#

Ogenah Boris said...

Terrible

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Oh dear!


...merited happiness

JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

KPELE..OOOO!!!
R.I.P
BUT I NO TOO PITY U BCOS NA APC GOVT KILL U SO N U VOTE FOR APC TOO.

Vivian Reginalds said...

sad
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Chizzy Liz said...

*********************police men be causing plenty things to pipo.... I hope dey lynched dat one dat pushed an old man to hix death

evy claret said...

Adequate security indeed

Eva Da Diva...

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

PERHAPS HE WAS ONE OF THE WANTED, OUT OF FEAR OF BEING ARRESTED HE JUMPED INTO THE RIVER HOPING TO ESCAPE BUT DROWNED BECAUSE HE COULD NOT SWIM; ONLY GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER; ITS WELL

Alloy Chikezie said...

How sad.
May his soul rest in peace.

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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

You fool,Do you knw the meanin of fear??? Think mudafuckeR...nillz said so

niyi adetoye said...

Rip

Juliet Iwuno said...

May his soul RIP. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Country of injustice... May God help us in this life with what they call Sars or police

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