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Police Barbarity Man dies after long torture in Ogun State

Two of the policemen involved in the torture of the deceased have been identified and are being investigated.

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Solomon Arase, the Inspector General of Police


A man identified as Adeshina Adewuyi, has given up the ghost after experiencing a long torture by some policemen in Ogun State.

Adewuyi, who is said to be Bricklayer, was accosted by a total of seven policemen who ordered him to get into their vehicle.

The deceased flee away from the police officers when they refused to explain the reason for his arrest.

He was however chased, captured and beaten by the officers, who took him away around 4 PM on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Adewuyin was released the next day around 7 AM with inflicted injuries on his back. The deceased subsequently died from the torture after taking a drug, which he vomited, report says.

10-year-old Jonathan Adewuyi, who is an apprentice at an auto spare parts shop, narrated the incidence that led to his father's death.

He said, “I am an apprentice at an auto spare parts shop beside our house. On Saturday, some policemen came to collect money from my boss, but he said he did not have any."

"My father wanted to cross to the other side of the road, but they stopped him. He fled, but one of them chased him with a motorcycle while others followed."

“They caught him and hit his head with the butts of their guns. He shouted for help, but nobody answered. The policemen dragged him inside their bus. I can identify two of them.”

According to the deceased wife, Mrs. Turanyo Adewuyi, the policemen gave her late husband a meagre sum of N500 to eat and find his way back home.

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She requested that the police officers responsible for the death of her husband should be punished.

“My husband was a bricklayer (mason) and farmer. He was going to those working with him in a building opposite our house when the policemen arrested him."

"They did not find anything incriminating on him. He came back around 7pm, complaining of pains and headache. We bought paracetamol for him, but he vomited it. He died around 12am."

“The policemen that killed my husband must be punished. We have six children and the burden of their upkeep is now solely on me.”

The case has received the attention of the Ogun State Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali.

DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the Ogun State Police spokesperson confirmed this to Punch.

He said, “A family alleged that some policemen from the Agbado division tortured their relative to death."

"The DPO called for an identification parade and the deceased’s son, who witnessed the incident, identified two policemen. However, the policemen denied the allegation."

“The CP ordered that they should be transferred to the state command, Eleweran, tomorrow (Tuesday) for discreet investigation."

“If the policemen are found culpable, they will face the music because nobody sent them to torture anybody.”

The high handedness of police officers has caused so many deaths among the citizens whom they were sworn to protect.

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