Police arrested for shooting Eruwa Poly student


Police officers who were allegedly involved in the shooting of a certain Samuel Akinsuyi, a student at Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State, have been arrested.

Naija News had earlier reported that Samuel, a Business Administration student at Eruwa Poly was beaten and then shot in the leg by an unidentified police officer during a stop and search.

The first cycle was traveling from Eruwa to Ibadan when it was attacked last Friday.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command, confirmed the arrest of the personnel involved.

Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso says the state police commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko had ordered full-scale investigations into the events leading up to the unfortunate incident.

The police spokesman said the officers involved have all been identified and nailed down as the command is currently investigating the matter.

Osifeso said a debriefing was underway, accompanied immediately by the start of their orderly room trials.

As a result of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police appeals for calm and confirms assurances of a thorough and diligent investigation with adequate penalties imposed in accordance with relevant laws and statutes,” said the PS while promising that updates would be given on this in due course.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Police Command arrested Pearl Chidinma Ogbolu, known as Erelu Okinon his controversial party in the state.

Recall that she distributed barrels of gasoline as souvenirs during the event held at the Havilah Events Center in Oniru, Victoria Island, on March 4.

Command spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu in a statement on Tuesday revealed that Ogbolu was charged in court on Monday.

Ogbolu was charged with four counts of conduct likely to disturb public order, endangering human life by distributing combustible materials at a public gathering.

Other charges against her include intent to harm others, illegal storage and containerization of petroleum products without a permit, Naija News reports.

It was recorded that Ogbolu was arraigned at the Lagos State Special Offenses (Mobile) Court in Oshodi under Ikeja Magistrate District.

The spokesperson, however, did not disclose whether Ogbolu had pleaded guilty to the charges against her or not.