The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, has ordered full scale investigations into the events that led to the unfortunate shooting of Samuel Akinsuyi, an undergraduate student of Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic,Eruwa, along the Eruwa-Ibadan Road last Friday.
Akinsuyi, was said to be going to Ibadan from Eruwa, when the policeman stopped him during a stop and search operation and assaulted him thoroughly before shooting him in the leg.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Oyo State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said the operatives involved have all been identified, apprehended and are currently undergoing debrief accompanied immediately with the commencement of their orderly room trials.
“In furtherance to the above, the Commissioner of Police therefore appeals for calm and affirms the assurances of a thorough and diligent investigation into demystifying the actions that led to incident with adequate sanctions meted out in accordance to relevant laws and statutes,” he said.
Osifeso added that further updates would be provided in due course.
Meanwhile, the Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the institution has condemned the shooting of Akinsuyi, describing the action of the police officers as barbaric.
The Union, in a statement signed by Comrade Olawale Omolola, and Comrade Musa Aanuoluwapo, the Public Relations Officer and President respectively, said its leadership alongside NANS-JCC in Oyo State met the Commissioner of Police, Onadeko, at Eleyele Police Headquarters to iron out the issues and “give our position.”
“The CP was honest to rebuke the actions of the four concerned policemen at the checkpoint, adding that they have been stripped off their uniform pending the end of their trials, brought before the Internal Disciplinary Committee for the necessary sanctions and due punishments.
“She assured us that Samuel’s health would be properly taken care of.
“Furthermore, she advised that cases of harassment or poor conduct of officers should be reported appropriately for them to be checkmated.
“We later visited Samuel at their residence in Iwo Road. He is getting better and responding to treatment,” the Union said.
The Union assured general public that the situation is being monitored, adding that further updates would be provided as at when due.