There is currently palpable fear in Osogbo as a
Police officer shot a truck driver on Friday morning.
An eyewitness told oniftv that the deceased
who was driving a Shekeena Global borehole drilling
truck was brutalized before he was shot dead at the
Ota-Efun area Osogbo.
The drilling truck, it was gathered, broke down
along Ikirun way around 10:30am.
It was gathered that the driver and his crew
allegedly blocked the road while trying to fix the
vehicle before the police officers reached the place.
An eyewitness said the police officers who came
down from a mini commercial bus (Korope) hit the
driver with a shovel under the truck before he was
shot with a pistol in the chest.
Eyewitnesses said the police officers, immediately
after the act, took off their uniforms and ran away.
Police were shooting guns and teargas to scare
away the angry crowd, an eyewitness said.
Meanwhile, the corpse of the driver was taken away
by the police.
However, the chairman of NURTW Oroki park
Osogbo, Adewale Kareem (Asiri Eniba) was on the
ground after hours, to pacify the angry protesters
and encourage them to open the blocked road.
Efforts to get the reactions of the Police proved
abortive as the Command’s spokesperson, SP
Yemisi Opalola did not answer her phones as at the
time of filing this report.