Kwara State: Police, drunk, shoots dead PDP chairmanship aspirant

The death of a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant, Femi Awoyale Saturday triggered wild protest in Oro, Ifelodun local government area of Kwara state.

The late Awoyale was said to have been accidentally shot by a drunk policeman drafted to a hotel in the town during the Friday 14th St.Valentine’s Day celebration.

Already a combined team of anti-riot policemen and soldiers drafted to the community has restore law and order.

It was gathered that at about 11:15pm on the fateful day, fun seekers had converged on Topmost Hotel with late Awoyale before the incident.

The management of the hotel had reportedly  invited policemen to provide security for the Valentine fun seekers.

An eyewitness said that the rowdiness of the fun seekers woke the alleged drunk policeman from his sleep and he shot twice into the air to scare away trouble makers.

As soon as the pandemonium from the fun seekers, it was gathered that the policeman allegedly hit the butt of his gun on the wall. In the process the gun thundered, discharging its bullets which hit the politician’s on the chest.

The eyewitness said “he didn’t know that the bottom of the gun had hit the wall and bullets were released and hit Awoyale in the chest, came out of him again and hit the wall.”
Attempts to revive the victim via first aid proved futile as he gave up instantly.
 The body of the deceased has been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) mortuary.

The State command’s spokesperson Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.

He said the said policeman has been arrested, adding that he is currently undergoing orderly interrogation at the command headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital.

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