From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Monday 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, 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 police command, Funmilayo Odunlami who confirmed the attack, said investigations have commenced on the ugly incident.
She said “On the 25th of July, 2022 at about 0100 am, 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 cross fire, one of our gallant station guards AP.207538 0INSPR, Temenu Boluwaji was hit by a bullet, he 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 duty without fear, as the days of these criminals are numbered,” Odunlami added.