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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Clearing Agent Shot By Policemen While Trying To Disperse Crowd.

Ganiyu Adedoyin
A licensed clearing agent, Ganiyu Adedoyin, has been killed in Oshodi, Lagos, by policemen attached to the Makinde Division. Adedoyin was said to have died on Sunday after he was hit by a stray bullet from a policeman’s rifle while the businessman was having a meal of eko and peppersoup at a canteen. At the time, the policemen were said to be attempting to disperse protesters, who had stormed the station to protest the death of one Rafiu Adeniji (READ HERE ) at the Mangoro end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. In a bid to disperse the protesters, some policemen were said to have fired into the crowd after ordering them to take their protest elsewhere as Adeniji’s killing did not happen in their jurisdiction.
When our friend was shot we tried to take him to three hospitals we were turned away. We were advised to take him to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. On getting to LASUTH, he was confirmed dead and we were told to get a police report before they could accept the corpse at the mortuary , attempts by Adedoyin’s friends to get a police report from the Makinde Police Division, proved futile as the police denied killing Adedoyin. The deceased’s friends allegedly met a brickwall when they attempted to obtain a police report from the Akinpelu Police Division. They were allegedly mocked by the policemen on duty who threatened to shoot them. It took the intervention of PUNCH Metro for the youths to get a police report after a telephone call to the Area F Commander, ACP Tunde Adagunduro, who instructed that the policemen convey the corpse to LASUTH. “Even at LASUTH, the station officer of Makinde refused to give us a copy of the police report because the police did not want to own up to the killing,” Adebayo said. When would all this unnecessary killing by police stop, when?
Punch Nigeria.

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