by Oge Okonkwo
A tragic incident occurred at Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State in a hotel at about 11.15 p.m on Friday when a policeman, Yunus Muideen, allegedly shot dead, a popular politician in the LGA, Femi Awoyale.
Muideen was said to have been drafted to a hotel on Friday 14 St.Valentine’s Day, in the area where the late Ayowale was accidentally shot.
According to sources, a combined team of anti-riot policemen and soldiers have been drafted to the community to restore law and order.
Nigerian Eye reports:
It was gathered that at about 11:15pm on the fateful day, fun seekers had converged on Topmost Hotel with late Awoyale before the incident.
The management of the hotel had reportedly invited policemen to provide security for the Valentine fun seekers.
An eyewitness said that the rowdiness of the fun seekers woke the alleged drunk policeman from his sleep and he shot twice into the air to scare away trouble makers.
As soon as the pandemonium from the fun seekers, it was gathered that the policeman allegedly hit the butt of his gun on the wall. In the process the gun thundered, discharging its bullets which hit the politician’s on the chest.
The eyewitness said “he didn’t know that the bottom of the gun had hit the wall and bullets were released and hit Awoyale in the chest, came out of him again and hit the wall.”
Attempts to revive the victim via first aid proved futile as he gave up instantly.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) mortuary.
The State command’s spokesperson Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.
He said the said policeman has been arrested, adding that he is currently undergoing orderly interrogation at the command headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital.