Fashion designer allegedly brutalised by police inspector dies
A fashion designer has died after allegedly being brutalised by a police inspector.
The 20-year-old fashion designer who was identified as Ayomide Taiwo died after he was assaulted by one Inspector Ago Egharepbe.
The inspector is said to be attached to Ibokun Divisional Headquarters, Osun State. The assault reportedly happened on Tuesday August 4, around 3:30pm at Ilahun community.
Mr. Segun Agboola, Taiwo's uncle, who confirmed his death said that he died on Sunday August 9 at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo where he was receiving treatment.
Wasiu Olademeji, who was riding on a motorcycle with Taiwo at the time of the incident said that a policeman stopped them and demanded for N50 bribe.
According to Wasiu, the policeman who was drunk allegedly attacked Taiwo with a rifle after he saw a bundle of N50,000 when the deceased brought out the money.
“The drunken policeman suddenly approached us and hit Ayomide’s head with the butt of his rifle.
The two of us fell from the motorcycle while the three other policemen ran away.
Ayomide was lying unconsciously on the floor and was bleeding in his nose, mouth and ears. I carried the bike off him.
Another policeman who was not at the scene when it happened helped in carrying my friend to Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
Ayomide has been in a coma since we took him to the hospital due to severe injury he sustained on his head.
“Commissioner of Police Osun command, Undie Adie, had after receiving the report of the trail committee, recommended the dismissal of the officer to the Inspector General of Police and he has been dismissed.”