Youths Block Road In Ogun State
Youths resident in the ancient town of Ipokia in Ogun state took to the streets on Wednesday to protest the alleged killing of a man popularly known as Alapa by the Police on Tuesday.
The protesting youths accused the police of beating the young man to death with the butts of their guns while he was in their custody.
They, therefore, barricaded the main road in Ipokia, accusing the police of extrajudicial killing.
However, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while confirming the incident, denied allegations by the youths that Alapa was beaten to death by Police operatives.
Oyeyemi noted that contrary to claims by the youths, the deceased was not beaten by the police, but he slumped at the police station, then died in the hospital.
“The police were on a stop-and-search duty and then they saw this particular deceased person. He was arrested earlier in April; he was charged to court and the court ordered that he be detained at the police station. But escaped from police custody. So, when they saw him, they tried to apprehend him to the station.
“Getting to the station, he refused to go into the station and started an altercation with the police; and in the process, he slumped. He was taken to hospital. Nobody beat him. If anybody said the police beat him, that person is a liar. He was taken to the hospital after he slumped and there, he gave up the ghost,” Oyeyemi told DAILY POST.