A 25-year-old student of the Moshood Abiola
Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Peter Taiwo
is fighting for his life after an assistant
superintendent of police attached to the Adigbe
Police Station in Ogun State, Emmanuel Ogunlesi
inflicted a life-threatening injuries on is head.
Taiwo, a Higher National Diploma 1 student of
Computer Science was allegedly attacked by
Ogunlesi at about 11:00pm last Thursday at
Olatidoye Street in the Oluwo area of thestate
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When our correspondent visited him on his sick
bed at the hospital on Monday afternoon, the
victim who looked emaciated was in a state of
He could neither open his eyes nor utter any
word . He was also so weak that he almost fell
off a chair when attempts were made to sit him
According an witness, Kehinde Bello said
Ogunlesi came to the student-dominated area on
a motorcycle in company of another policeman
and had earlier beaten two female students in
the area with his baton on their buttocks and
breasts before they escaped.
Bello further alleged that the police officer
accosted Taiwo while in pursuit of the two
female students who had taken to their heels,
following the beatings they received from him.
Another witness alleged that Ogunlesi and his
colleague however turned their attention to
Taiwo who they pursued into his residence where
he caught up with the fleeing student and
allegedly dealt on him several blows on the head
with his baton.
The policeman was said to have left the student
unconscious in a pool of blood and escaped from
the scene along with his colleague who rode the
Reacting to the incident, the Acting Police Public
Relations Officer for the Command, Abimbola
Oyeyemi told our correspondent that the police
officer involved had already been summoned to
the Eleweran headquarters of the Command and
was currently undergoing interrogation.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the state Commissioner
of Police, Abdulmajid Ali has also ordered a
comprehensive investigation of the incident.
He added that the police high command in the
state would not condone any form of violation of
human rights of the citizens.
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