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Protest Rocks Ikorodu As Man Allegedly Dies In Police Custody

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Residents have taken to the streets of Ikorodu, Lagos to protest the alleged death of a man, Ejioye Omolola in police custody.

It was gathered that the deceased was arrested by the police on Sunday, May 2, around 8 p.m at Ladega area of Ikorodu following a robbery incident in which a commercial motorcyclist was killed.

According to reports, a police team stormed the area after the incident and while people fled from the scene, Omolola, who was with his girlfriend at the time was arrested.

He was detained in Igbogbo Police Station till Tuesday morning, May 4, when his case was transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Adekunle, Lagos State after spending days in unlawful detention.

All efforts by family and friends to secure Ejioye’s release proved abortive. He was said to have died in police custody on May 7, following alleged severe torture by the officers in charge.

A press release issued on Sunday, May 9, by Counsel to the deceased, Yakubu Eleto Chambers, said the family and friends had requested his administrative bail a few days before he died.