By Dayo Johnson
THE killing of a staff of the Akure South Local government Dayo Adeola by a mobile policeman in Akure Friday sparked off protest by the state Chapter, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) who called for his trial.
It asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate the killing of their member by the police Corporal Muyiwa Abolarin in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The union also demanded the trial of the police officers, Corporals Muyiwa Abolarin and Jimoh Audu that were allegedly involved in the killing.
Addressing newsmen in Akure ,the state president of the union, Mr. Ayo Omorege, said that the police authorities should ensure justice on the matter, adding that that members of the union in recent times have been subjects of police brutality .
Omorege said Adeola was shot dead by the mobile policeman almost in front of the secretariat of the local government along Ilesha road, Akure.
He added that the police officer had trailed a bus containing frozen foods from the road block along the Akure_Owo expressway to the spot but decided to shot at the driver when it was becoming impossible to catch up with the driver.
The driver of the bus conveying the frozen Turkey was reportedly flagged down for the â€œusual settlementâ€ but the drivers refused to stop.
He reportedly stopped another policeman Jimoh Audu who was riding on a motorbike so as to catch up with the run away driver of the bus.
The President explained that the policemen later caught up with the bus and the driver later stopped, an argument ensued between the driver and the policeman following which the officer opened fire on the bus driver but instead it hit the council worker who was returning from a canteen nearby the council secretariat.
Vanguard learnt that the bullet hit him in the neck of Dayo and he died on the spot but the policeman fled the spot while he shot while he sporadically to scare people away from him.
He reportedly escaped but the other policeman that gave him a ride was not lucky as he was beaten to a pulp and his motorbike set ablaze by the irate youths and council workers.
Meanwhile, the killer cop has been arrested and is in detention.
Police Image Maker Adeniran Aremu said the policemen who perpetrated the act would be brought to justice.