Tension in Ondo Community Over Killing of Naval Officer
Tension is mounting in Idoani community of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo state over the killing of a naval officer in the town on Monday evening, while naval men allegedly went on rampage in the town, to ensure the arrest of killers of their dead colleagues.
It was gathered that military men had invaded the agrarian community to look for those behind the killing of their colleagues and had degenerated to a more worrisome situation, leading to shutting down of shops and market places.
Most young men in the community have fled the area over fear of arrest while many residents of community were reportedly worried over the development as colleagues of the deceased officer allegedly threatened to avenge his death.
According to a source in the community, the naval officer who was driving along the road in the community reportedly splashed water to a passenger on a motorcyclist while trying to avoid potholes on the road.
The deceased was said to have parked and apologized to the motorcyclist who commands a sizeable number of thugs in the community but the man identified as Ayo refused to listen to all the pleas from the naval officer.
The motorcyclist however, called some hoodlums in the town who invaded the scene and hit the naval officer with an iron rod on his head, losing unconsciousness.
The naval officer was rushed to the hospital the town but gave up before getting to the hospital and was confirmed dead by the doctor.
The state Police Command could not confirm the development as at the time of filing this report, but the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmi Odunlami, promised to find out the details of the incident in the Idoani community.