View Full Version : Cop kills two brothers over "N20" bribery

15th October 2011, 01:41 PM
TWO brothers were reportedly shot dead by a policeman in Okitipupa area of Ondo state over N20 bribe (Egunje) at check point. Three other persons are critically injured and are on admission at an undisclosed hospital in the town Saturday Vanguard gathered that the deceased brothers are motorcycle riders in the ancient town. It was gathered that the ugly incident occurred at Kajola street junction along Broad Street at about 9.15pm on Thursday.

When one of the deceased was flagged down by the policeman who was on a foot patrol demanded for a twenty naira bribe from him, the okada rider popularly known as Osare according to an eye witness told the police man that he was off duty that day and would be unable to pay the bribe. This according to an eyewitness account provoked the policemand he immediately shot him at a close range and hit him on the chest. Saturday Vanguard learnt that the policeman who was drunk thereafter shot sporadically to scare away people while Osare was left in the pool of his blood. News filtered to youths in the area who rushed to the scene and on arrival, the drunken policeman fled into the bush but they promptly rushed Osare to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.

However, his younger brother called Robinson was said to have rushed to the police station to get information about the death of his brother. Robinson was reported to have engaged the police men on duty in a hot argument and threatened to lodge complaint with the higher authorities.
But unknown to Robinson some youths had invaded the police station to demand for the killer police man. In a bid to disperse the surging crowd one of the policemen at the station reportedly shot sporadically to scare away the irate mob but in the process Robinson was hit by a stray bullet and he died on the spot.The death of the two brothers who hailed from Delta State caused pandemonium in the town for several hours until policemen called for reinforcement to curtail the surging crown from torching the station.

The timely intervention of the Divisional Police Officer in the area and the Jegun of Idepe-Okitipupa Oba Michael Obatuga prevented the youths from razing down the station. Policemen in the town thereafter pulled off their uniform for fear of been lynched by the irate mob.

Contacted the Police Public Relation Officer in the state Aremu Adeniran said the police authority in the state is on top of the situation.

According to him “The situation is under control. I will give you details of the incident as soon as my office is properly briefed.”