Police officer suspected to be drunk allegedly kills betting agent in Ogun

Sunday, July 7, 2024 
The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old man, Mohammed Abba Yahaya, for assaulting a 400-level student of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai.

 The spokesperson of the command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the incident said the suspect was arrested by police operatives attached to the Chanchaga Division in Minna on June 30, 2024, for criminal force and assault against the victim, Hussena Sani, who is his ex-girlfriend. 

 “On 29/6/2024 at about 1630hrs, a case of criminal force and assault, causing injury, was reported at Chanchaga Division against the suspect, one Mohammed Abba Yahaya, 26, of Tungan-goro, Minna. At about 2100hrs, he assaulted one Hussena Sani, 25, of the same area, and inflicted serious injury on her," the PPRO said. 

 Yahaya claimed that he saw his female friend, Hussena Sani, being dropped off by a vehicle at Tungan-goro and, upon inquiring about the driver, did not receive a satisfactory response. 

 An argument ensued, leading to a physical altercation in which Yahaya punched Sani in the face.

 The victim was taken to the hospital for medical treatment, while the suspect has been transferred to the State Headquarters of the Niger State Police Command in Minna for further investigation and prosecution.

However, in a swift reaction, the victim debunked the suspect’s confessional statement to police investigators, though she confirmed that Yahaya was her former boyfriend. 

 Sani, whose eyes were swollen and tightly closed, likely due to the beating by Yahaya, recounted her ordeal. 

 She explained that the incident occurred on Saturday, 29/6/2024, at about 2100 hrs after she had seen off a visitor in his private car near her residence. 

 Sani stated that Yahaya, who saw her alight from the visitor’s car, angrily approached her and demanded to know the identity of the car owner and her relationship with him. 

 When she replied that it was none of his business, he slapped her, followed by heavy blows to her face and body, causing her to fall to the ground with one eye bleeding profusely.

The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a betting agent simply identified as Anuoluwapo, allegedly by a police officer suspected to be drunk in Abeokuta, the state capital.

 According to reports, the deceased who was graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, was about leaving his betting shop after the close of business when he was allegedly gunned down by the officer. Eyewitnesses alleged that some officers who emerged from the hotel were drunk before one of them allegedly released the bullet that killed the young man.

 Another eyewitness claimed that the officers were on a raid or chasing a suspect when one of them allegedly  killed Anuoluwapo, popularly called Pepe, accidentally. It was further gathered that the officers immediately escaped into the hotel and called for reinforcement to allow them to escape from the scene of the incident.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, said that the police commissioner in the state Abiodun Alamutu has made contact with all stakeholders to start an investigation.

“We have the information that one Aanu was a victim. It is not easy to say exactly what happened but the Commissioner of Police is in touch with the stakeholders. He has called everybody involved so that we can start investigating,” Odutola said.

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