The Oyo state police command has detained policemen suspected of being involved in the shooting death of Samuel Akinsuyi, a student at Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa.
In a stop-and-search incident that occurred on his way from Eruwa to Ibadan, the student from the Department of Business Administration was allegedly shot in the leg by a police officer. The event sparked widespread outrage, with the Nigerian students’ group asking for the officer’s arrest.
It has been verified by the state police spokesman, DSP Adewale Osifeso, that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, has ordered an inquiry into the events that led to the regrettable tragedy.
According to Osifeso,
Debriefing and orderly room trials for all of the operators engaged have been completed, and they are now in the process of being identified and captured.”
Accordingly, the Commissioner of the Police is urging calm and reaffirming the promises of a thorough and careful investigation with appropriate punishments in compliance with applicable laws and legislation.”