Ogun State: Man shot dead by police for resisting arrest


A young man in his late 30s, Saheed Bamiro, was Wednesday morning reportedly shot dead by a policeman, simply identified as Kabiru for resisting arrest in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.


PMnews reports that the deceased, who was a commercial motorcycle rider, and also issues tickets to riders in Ijebu Ode was a native of Ijebu Igbo in Ijebu North local government area of the state.

It is reported that the late Bamiro’s neighbour, simply called Iyabo, had gone to the police station to report him over an issue and when Kabiru the policeman came to arrest him with handcuffs, he resisted and in the ensuing argument, was shot dead on the spot.

The incident is said to have occurred at 71, Olukoku street, near a filling station in Ijebu Ode.

Narrating the incident, the Chairman of the Vigilante Service of Ogun State, VSO, Comrade Yemi Ijaoba Odukoya, said the corpse of Bamiro has been deposited at the state mortuary, Omo-Owo area in Ijebu Ode.

“I received a distress call from some elders in the area and when I rushed there, I met the bleeding man at the scene of the incident.

“We tried to see if the man could be revived but he had died immediately he was shot. I took his remains to the state mortuary.

“What I was told was that he had a longstanding quarrel with one of his neighbours, identified as Iyabo and the woman had gone to the police station to inform them that the man was around and a police officer was asked to accompany her to arrest the man.

“It was in the course of getting the man arrested and handcuffed that he resisted and the police was said to have shot him in the head and he died immediately.

“I have put a call across to the Area Commander at Igbeba and what I was told was that the policeman has been arrested and detained for further interrogation,” the VSO boss explained.

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Saheed Bamiro is survived by a wife, Seun and their three young kids.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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