Tragedy recently struck in Ekiti State as Olaoye Abayomi, a prominent end SARS protester, was recently shot dead by a team of drunk policemen in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of the State.

It was gathered that incident which occurred around 9:45pm at a hotel located along Ado-Ikere road also left one critically injured.

According to The Nation, the victim was having a good time with his friends when the police officers who had escorted a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), started misbehaving under the influence of alcohol.

They allegedly threatened to kill some of the guests and opened fire all of a sudden. In the process, stray bullet hit two persons in the chest.

The victims were rushed to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti where one was pronounced dead.

The second victim was at EKSUTH’s Emergency care unit before being transferred to Afe Babalola University, Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti for intensive care.

Sources said the policemen that fired the shots were the ones that conveyed the two victims in their Hilux vehicle to the hospital but allegedly bolted out of the hospital and abandoned the hilux, moments after dumping the victims.

When contacted on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sunday Abutu confirmed the incident, saying the command had commenced investigation into the matter.

Abutu said the policemen fingered in the shooting had been arrested and detained at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti, adding that the officers involved were not from the Ekiti Police Command. 

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