Four suspects have been arrested for beating a police officer constable Agada Akoh to death in Dalemo area of Sango Ota, on September 13, 2020, in Ogun State.

The four arrested are Jelili Ismaila, 22; Amidu Bankole, 34; Elijah Samson, 36; and Moses Proboye, 34.

In a statement by the State Police Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Monday who said they were apprehended following information received by the police at Sango Division at about 9:30 pm, that a policeman has been beaten to coma by some hoodlums at Dalemo Bus Stop.

Following the tip-off, the police quickly rushed to the scene where they met their colleague in the pool of his own blood

The victim was rushed to the General Hospital, Ota, but gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased officer and one other escorted their principal from Idah in Kogi State to Lagos State. While passing through Sango Ota, a truck driver, Jelili Ismaila, allegedly drove dangerously and almost pushed their vehicle off-road.

While trying not to hit the vehicle conveying the officers, the truck entered a pothole, as a result of which its tyre got punctured. This made the two policemen come down and caution the truck driver to always be mindful of other road users, but the driver accused them of being at fault, and then mobilised hoodlums who attacked them and their principal with dangerous weapons, beating the deceased to coma.

The culprits having realized snag they had done, they took to their heels but luck ran out on four of them when the DPO and his men on a tip-off stormed their hideout and got them arrested, while the other four escaped. The remains of the deceased officer had been deposited at the morgue.

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