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Hoodlums kill Ogun DCO, steal arms, DPO missing

Angry protesters on Wednesday killed the Divisional Crime Officer , DSP Augustine Ogbeche, and set ablaze a police station in the Atan- Ota Ado – Odo / Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State .

The protesters also inflicted injuries on the Divisional Police Officer , SP Sikiru Olugbenga , whose whereabouts were unknown.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Oyeyemi said one civilian also lost his life to the violence while another police station at Obada- Oko in the Ewekoro Local Government Area , which had been serving as a zonal intervention office for the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad was attacked .

Oyeyemi said , “ The hitherto peaceful protest embarked upon by youths across Ogun State is unfortunately taking a dangerous violent dimension as some people with ulterior motives are now using the opportunity to commit all sorts of heinous crimes .

“ Early this ( Wednesday) morning, the protesters went to Atan -Ota and set the police station there ablaze and subsequently murdered the DCO, DSP Augustine Ogbeche , in cold blood .

“ A civilian also died in the process while some arms were carted away. They also inflicted serious injury on the DPO, SP Sikiru Olugbenga , whose whereabouts is yet unknown.

“ Also in Abeokuta , some groups of boys attacked Obada- oko divisional headquarters and vandalized it .”

The PPRO however said in view of the attacks on the police and their stations, the Commissioner of Police Ogun State Command , Edward Ajogun , had appealed to the youths to eschew violence and embrace peace.

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