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Family of policeman killed in Osun gov polls petitions IG

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By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA—FRUSTRATED over the inability of the Osun Police Command to investigate and prosecute the alleged Killers of a policeman, Sergeant Owai Owai,who was killed on September 25,2018, during the Osun State governorship election, the deceased family has petitioned the Inspector General of Police.

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Sergeant Owai,with Force 477851,and attached to Police Mobile Force,PMF 11 Calabar, deployed to Osun State for the state’s September 22 governorship election, among some other police personnel, for election duties, died of gunshot in his duty post where two other police personel deployed from the same PMF 11 Calabar, Sergeant Theophilus Aghaulor with Force Number 410622 and Sergeant Abai David with Force Number 439767,were also deployed to.

Sergeant Owai,a 29 year-old native of Adim village in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, was shot dead in Okuku,Osun State, where he was detailed to along side Sergeant Abai David, and Sergeant Theophilus Aghaulor, who was put in a cell in the area following his excessive drunken state.

The family accused Sergeants David and Aghaulor of complicity in the death, alleging that since the death of their son, nothing had been sufficiently done by the police authorities especially the Osun State Police Command, to unravel the true killer between the two personel and appropriately prosecute him.

To this end, they have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, not only seeking investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Owai, but also prosecute the real culprit.

The petition,dated February 13, 2018, was entitled Request for the Investigation and Prosecution of the Murderers of Sergernt Owai Owai of PMF 11, Calabar.


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