Late Babatunde Oke.Last week i wrote a story on a banker with Ecobank Called Babatunde Oke who was killed while in police custody In case You Missed It Read Here. I was not quite convinced with the story that was out there so i reached out to family through a friend of theirs on twitter to throw more light on the issue Late Tunde had with the bank and this is what i was sent
Tunde was accused of a missing N1.2m at Ecobank,Ladipo branch where he worked sometime late last year. He was asked to refund the money. According to Tunde,someone posted the money with his system.
However,Tunde made efforts to repay the money but his account was put on hold with that of his wife who also work at the bank.
They could no longer make withdrawals. Tunde was able to pay 600k before the events that led to his arrest. On Sunday,16th of February,there was a fire incident at his apartment. His generator exploded,leaving burns in his hands and legs. He went to the branch manager of his office on monday with the burns to explain that he won't be able to stay. On Tuesday,Feb 18,Tunde was on his way to the clinic when some persons from Ecobank called his wife and told her they were coming to arrest her,saying the husband had absconded. She had to call Tunde,which made Tunde to leave his treatment so as to go to the office. He was arrested on tuesday at the office and taken to the Divisional headquarters,Ikoyi where he was locked up for two days. His lawyer was asked to bring 1m but he said bail was free,in the course of the argument,the money was increased to N2.4m and the lawyer reminded them he only had an outstanding of 600k On thursday morning,his mother-inlaw and brother visited the station. They were told to go and look for the money. They quickly went to use the ATM,but on their way back,they saw an ambulance and when they peeped into it,they saw Tunde's clothes drenched in blood,while Tunde was foaming in the mouth. It was later discovered that a coca cola cork was placed in his pocket,with the police alleging that he drank a poisonous coke.
Source: Tunde's brother.
Unfortunately the dead can not defend themselves so its the bank's word against His. The police had no right what so ever to kill him , he was in their care so they were supposed to look after him not kill him.
Was the Police instructed to torture Late Tunde?
Is there more to this story that we dont know about?
What happened between the time the mother and the brother left to withdraw money from the ATM?
Who bought the poisoned coke for him?
Where did the blood found on his clothes come from? He was forming in the mouth when his mother saw him in the ambulance, forming in the mouth sometimes signifies strangulation, was his neck inspected?
Has his body been released to his family, if so has the official autopsy been performed on him?
Which Doctor certified him dead at the scene?
Please this case shouldnt go unsolved, the family and public need closure and answers , his innocent children need to know why their father was killed. Please spread the word. WE NEED JUSTICE! God bless you all. Please leave your comments.