A police officer identified as Temenu Boluwaji has been killed during an attack by gunmen at Okuta Elerinla police station in Akure, Ondo state.
Temenu Boluwaji Killed
It was gathered that the deceased was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout with the gunmen who invaded the police station in the early hours of Monday.
Ondo Police Spokesman, Odunlami Funmilayo, who confirmed the development, said Boluwaji died on his way to the hospital.
He said, “Policemen who were alert and alive to their duty repelled them accordingly and the miscreants were unable to gain entrance into the station.
“During the crossfire, one of our gallant station guards AP.207538 0INSPR. TEMENU BOLUWAJI was hit by a bullet, he later died on his way to the hospital.
“The commissioner of police, CP Oyeyemi Adesoye Oyediran, psc, fsi, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators are arrested.
“He is also using this medium to encourage the people of the state to go about their lawful duty without fear, as the days of these criminals are numbered.”
This comes a few weeks after two policemen were killed by the gunmen who attacked a police checkpoint at Gariki, MTD area in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state capital.