Commercial drivers arrested over killing of policeman in Oyo | Dailytrust

Commercial drivers arrested over killing of policeman in Oyo

The police in Oyo State have arrested three commercial drivers for allegedly killing a policeman, Oluniyi Bamidele, in Ibadan, the state capital.

Bamidele was said to be on duty when a group of “Micra” drivers jointly attacked and killed him after obstructing an erring commercial driver.

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, announced that upon receiving report, detectives swung into action which led to the arrest of three suspects.

“While on duty at New Garage Round About, Ibadan, his colleague, one AP/NO. 16860 STW Oluniyi Bamidele ‘m’ contravened a Micra commercial vehicle for obstruction and immediately the driver learnt that he was to be taken to the station, he came down from the vehicle and pretended to have fainted,” he said.

“His action attracted other Micra drivers who joined him and attacked the police officers till one of them managed to escape, while his colleague who was unable to escape was mobbed,” the CP added added.

He said Segun Akinade, the principal suspect who raised the false alarm that led to the beating of the traffic wardens and eventual murder of the deceased had also been arrested.

He also said the suspects would be charged at the conclusion of investigation.

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