20-year-old dressmaker dies after brutal assault by police over alleged N50 bribe

A 20-year-old, dressmaker, Ayomide Taiwo, who was allegedly brutalised with the butt of the gun by a police officer over N50 bribe, has reportedly died.

The deceased, after six days in coma, gave up the ghost 08:30 am on Sunday on the Ladoke Akintola Educating Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, the place he was receiving remedy.

Ayomide has been battling for his life following a brutal gun assault on him by an alleged police officer, recognized as Inspr In the past Egharevba connected to Ibokun Divisional Police Headquarters.

DAILY POST gathered that on Tuesday, Ayomide was attacked alongside his brother, Wasiu Taiwo at Ibokun who sustained open inquiry on his hand.

Ayomide was rushed right down to Osogbo with non-public automotive owned by one of many law enforcement officials on the checkpoint within the course to save lots of his life.

The deceased was on life help machines since Tuesday.

Ayomide was allegedly attacked by Police Officer, Inspector In the past Egharevba at Ibokun checkpoint who was mentioned to be drunk.

It was additionally mentioned that the Inspector In the past has been supplied N50 bribe.

One of many deceased brothers, Wasiu Taiwo, who was on the identical motorbike with the Ayomide advised DAILY POST that, after giving N50 bribe, the mentioned police officer wished to gather the N50,000 with the late Ayomide.

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In his account, “Whereas we have been coming from house, at Iragbiji after Sallah, we met 4 law enforcement officials on our approach, one of many law enforcement officials was ingesting alcohol. He stopped us and requested cash. When my brother introduced out cash to offer him he noticed an enormous sum of money in his pocket, the cash was N50,000 meant for our mom.

“He requested him to deliver the cash out, my brother refused and he began hitting him with the butt of his gun out of anger.

“We fell and I maintain arm harm. Earlier than I stood as much as rescue my brother, I found that the police officer was on the verge of operating away earlier than he was stopped by passersby and my different brothers who have been coming behind us.

“Ayomide was on the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. “He was unconscious till his dying. His cell phone and the sum of N50,000 in his pocket have been stolen.”

The DPO at Ibokun Divisional Police Headquarters was mentioned to the deposited sum of N30,000 naira for the remedy of the Ayomide.

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Sources advised DAILY POST that two law enforcement officials from the Ibokun division have been despatched to the hospital to help the household of the deceased.

A Police officer was sited with the household of the deceased on the Union Analysis Centre whereas conducting X-ray for Ayomide when was alive.

In keeping with an eyewitness, Adebayo Popoola, a brother to the deceased advised our correspondent that he and different passersby arrested the police officer whereas attempting to flee the scene.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, mentioned Inspr In the past Egharevba connected to Ibokun Divisional Headquarters discretionally pulled down Ayomide whereas attempting to journey previous their checkpoint with out stopping for safety checks on Tuesday.

“Consequently, Ayomide motorbike fell and sustained critical accidents. The mentioned Police officer to be charged to court docket soonest after completion of disciplinary motion.”

In the meantime, she advised DAILY POST that the Commissioner for Police in Osun, Undie Adie, has beneficial dismissal of the Inspector In the past and might be charged to court docket after investigation.

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