From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Unknown gunmen, in the early hours of yesterday, attacked the Okuta Elerinla Police Divisional Headquarters in Akure, the Ondo state capital, killing a police officer.
Although the identity of the deceased police officer could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that the officer was on duty when the hoodlums stormed the police post. However, the cause of the attack was yet to be revealed and no one could identify the hoodlums who attacked the police post.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state command, Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the attack, said investigations had commenced on the ugly incident. She said: “On July 25, 2022, at about 1am, hoodlums attacked Okuta police division in Akure.
“Policemen who were at alert and alive to their duty repelled them, accordingly, and the miscreants were unable to gain entrance into the station. During the crossfire, one of our gallant station guards; AP.207538 0INSPR, Temenu Boluwaji, was hit by a bullet and later died on his way to the hospital.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Oyeyemi Oyediran, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators are arrested. He is also using this medium to encourage the people of the state to go about their lawful duties without fear, as the days of the criminals are numbered,” Odunlami added.