Nigeria News Today
It was a shocking report and a tragic moment when an inspector of police was killed by a sergeant in the Oke-Odo area of Lagos State.
The victim who was shot dead, Adekunle Ilesanmi, was killed by sergeant Okema Azuquo due to an argument on when to close the gate of their place of residence dosumu street in the Agbelekale area of Oke-Odo when ilesanmi intervene and attempt to subdue him.
According to a report
Azuquo, out of annoyance was said to have pounced on the inspector and inflated several machete blows to his leg and other parts of his body.
Also a co-tenant, Mr. Ayodele Eyitayo was said to have also got an injury on the face from preventing azuquo from killing Adekunle which occurred last Thursday.
While Eyitayo was treated and discharged, Ilesanmi was placed on admission due to the severity of the injuries he sustained.
For preventing the sergeant from killing his co-tenants, Elkana said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, paid tribute to him for his courageous act, while commiserating with Ilesanmi’s family.
Elkana said, “The CP, Hakeem Odumosu, pays tribute to the police inspector, who sustained deep cuts and died while preventing an unruly sergeant from killing his co-tenants.
“On Thursday, June 4, 2020, around 8.10pm, one Azeez Adebayo of No 8. Dosumu Street, Agbelekale Oke-Odo, reported at the Oke-Odo Police Station that one Sergeant Okema Azuquo, a tenant in the same house, returned home and engaged other tenants in a fight over gate closure and inflicted machete cuts on one Inspector Adekunle Ilesanmi, who was also a tenant in the house and was trying to stop the sergeant from harming other civilian tenants.
“Ayodele Eyitayo, a tenant in the house, sustained a minor injury in his face. A team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer was promptly deployed in the scene. The injured persons were taken to hospital for treatment, while the sergeant was arrested. While Ayodele Eyitayo was treated and discharged, the inspector was admitted due to the severity of the injuries he sustained.
“The inspector, however, died on Sunday, June 7, 2020, while on admission. The homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, has taken over the investigation. The suspect will be charged as soon as investigation and disciplinary proceedings are concluded.”
However, despite efforts by doctors to save his life, Ilesanmi died on Sunday.