The residents of the community reportedly vacated their houses for fear of falling victim to a similar attack. The police has however made a pledge to improve security in the area.
The deceased, identified only as Odusanya, was attached to the Ikorodu Police Division. He was shot dead during a two-hour attack.
According to Punch, two residents of the community were also kidnapped, and their families asked to pay a ransom for their release following the attack.
A member of the residents association in the area, who spoke to Punch on the condition of anonymity, said Odusanya was returning from a church service when he was killed.
He said, “About six houses along Association Road have been abandoned. These are luxury houses. The best the owners do is to come in the afternoon, pick their belongings from the houses and return to their new abodes.”
“The ASP was a Catholic. He was returning from church after an evening Mass on May 31. As he drove to his house, the vandals were already at the gate.”
“They surrounded the car and dragged him out. They found Odusanya’s police uniform while searching his car for money. That was why they shot him in the head.”
“The vandals would have attacked more residents, but the estate security men exchanged fire with them; so, they fled.”
The police has however stepped up efforts to improve security in the area. This is according to DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer.