Police Officer Allegedly Shot Truck Driver To Death In Osun

Burning van with large flames and black smoke

There was palpable tension on Friday morning as a police officer allegedly shot a truck driver to death at the Ota-Efun area in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

According to an eyewitness, said the deceased who was driving a Shekeena Global borehole drilling truck was brutalized before he was shot

It was gathered that the drilling truck broke down along Ikirun way around 10:30am.

The driver and his crew were said to have allegedly blocked the road while trying to fix the vehicle before the police officers reached the place.

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An eyewitness said the police officer who came down from a mini commercial bus (Korope) hit the driver with a shovel under the truck before he was shot with a pistol in the chest.

The police officers, immediately after the act, took off their uniforms and ran away.

According to an eyewitness, the police were shooting guns and tear gas to scare away the angry crowd.

The corpse of the driver was reportedly taken away by the police.

However, the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Oroki park Osogbo, Adewale Kareem (Asiri Eniba) was on the ground after hours, to pacify the angry protesters and encourage them to open the blocked road.

The state police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola was yet to comment on the incident as at the time of filing this report.

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