Gunmen kill policeman accompanying election results in Ogun

By Yetunde Fatungase

#TrackNigeria: A Police corporal identified as Sunday Idoko was shot dead by unknown gunmen while escorting election results from Ipokia to the Ilaro collation centre in Ogun.

The incident happened around 8: 00 pm on Sunday  in Eredo area of Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.

The gunmen were said to have laid ambush at Eredo and began  shooting sporadically at the vehicle conveying the election results and other materials.

The results of the House of Representatives for Ipokia/Yewa South Federal Constituency seat  were being taken to Oronna Hall in Ilaro.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

He said that the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Wale Abass, to commence investigation into the matter.

Abimbola, who said that the hoodlums would be brought to book, however, assured that the election results were intact.

“The unfortunate incident happened on Sunday evening when he was escorting election results to Ilaro. The hoodlums laid ambush  on the vehicle conveying the results.

“We are on the trail of the hoodlums and we are going to arrest them,” he added. (NAN)

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