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SARS officer allegedly kills colleague’s husband in Ondo


Families of a young man, Seun Ayoade, who was allegedly killed by a friend and member of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), have appealed to the Nigeria Police Force and the government to bring the culprit to book.

Ayoade was reportedly killed by a contingent led by Inspector Oladele Ojelabi. Ayoade died in mysterious circumstances at the SARS detention in Akure.

The body was deposited at the State Specialist Hospital, Akure.

The Guardian learnt that the officers arrested the deceased and others on October 17, 2017 around Oke-Aro in Akure metropolis.

His wife, Gbemisola, who is also a police officer, said her husband and Inspector Ojelabi were mutual friends, though the latter made constant love advances to her and all efforts made to discourage him fell on deaf ears.

The step-father of the deceased, Mr. Femi Ajilo, disclosed that the late Ayoade and his friend, Abayomi were with him at Igbara Odo, Ekiti State on October 15, 2017 for a church harvest.

“They left the following day only to hear that they had been arrested and put in detention. I was battered when I got to the station to look for them. It was a superior officer who saved me from their brutality.

“They accused me of having thieves as children. They alleged Ayobami, Seun and others were armed robbers.”

The families urged the state government and Commissioner for Police, Mr. Olugbenga Adeyanju to wade into the matter and ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the commissioner had ordered a thorough investigation into the matter.

Joseph said it was an allegation against the security personnel. He assured that if the SARS officers were found guilty, they would be dealt with accordingly.

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