Policemen Flee as Okada Riders Attack Police Station To Protest Killing of Colleague in Ondo
Commercial motorcyclists are protesting over the killing of their colleague by a policeman at Arakale area of Akure the Ondo State capital.
The motorcyclists mobilised themselves to A division police station where they attacked policemen on duty.
They broke into the gate and threw stones into the building while policemen and their families fled through the back gate.
Some policemen scaled the fence and ran away while others struggled to take their vehicles away from the barracks.
Bonfires were set in front of the A Division as the Okada riders demanded to see the policeman who shot one of their colleagues dead.
It was gathered that a driver had knocked down and killed one okada rider and a cocoa merchant at Arakale area of Akure.
Both men died on the spot this sparked a protest by okada riders.
A policeman reportedly attached to a filling station in the area was said to have fired shots in the air to scare the protesters away but one of the shot hit and killed an okada rider.
The policeman reportedly fled to the A Division for refuge and was pursued by the okada riders.
One of the protesters said they want the killer policeman released to them.
Gunshots fired by the police angered the okada riders who hauled stones and other objects into the building.
An eyewitness said many policemen scaled the fence and ran away.
Ondo Police spokesman, DSP Fumilayo Odunlami, said the situation has been put under control.
She said, “There was an accident along Arakale where two persons were killed
“One of our men while trying to rescue the driver of the car that killed an okada Rider and a passenger was attacked and in the process, another okada Rider was killed. “The protesting riders mobilised to A Division to attack the place’