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May 30, 2024

Tension as Police kill 2 in Ekiti

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday pledged to tame the rising cases of kidnapping in Ogun state.

IGP Egbetokun

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

Ado-Ekiti—A Police Officer in Ekiti State,Tuesday, accidentally killed two young men in the Omisanjana area of Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

According to reports, the accident, which occurred in the area at 10:30 p.m., sparked anger among the youths, who attempted to mob the driver involved and set the vehicle on fire before the police officers were called in to stabilise the situation.

In a bid to restore peace, an officer accidentally discharged his gun and struck two young men, who later died en route Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital.

The Ekiti State Police Command, in a statement by Sunday Abutu, the Public Relations Officer of the Force, said a thorough investigation had begun while the officer responsible has been disarmed, arrested, detained and will face disciplinary action.