A Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Augustine Ogbeche was killed Wednesday by protesters after setting a ablaze a police station in the Atan-Ota Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State .
The station’s Divisional Police Officer, SP Sikiru Olugbenga who was seriously injured in the violent act is however missing.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, one civilian also lost his life to the violence while another police station at Obada-Oko in the Ewekoro Local Government Area was also attacked.
“The hitherto peaceful protest embarked upon by youths across Ogun State is unfortunately taking a dangerous violent dimension as some people with ulterior motives are now using the opportunity to commit all sorts of heinous crimes.
“..The protesters went to Atan-Ota and set the police station there ablaze and subsequently murdered the DCO, DSP Augustine Ogbeche, in cold blood.
“A civilian also died in the process while some arms were carted away. They also inflicted serious injury on the DPO, SP Sikiru Olugbenga, whose whereabouts is yet unknown.
“Also in Abeokuta, some groups of boys attacked Obada-oko divisional headquarters and vandalized it.”
He said that the Commissioner of Police Ogun State Command, Edward Ajogun, had appealed to the youths to eschew violence and embrace peace.