Monday, April 6, 2020

Masquerader’s arrest not responsible for DPO’s death – Ogun police Command

The Ogun State Police Command has refuted the claim that the death of the Divisional Police Officer, Ibara Police Station, Abeokuta, Olusegun Dada, is in connection with the arrest of a masquerader.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this clarification on Sunday in a statement following speculations on the cause of death of the DPO.

Oyeyemi said Dada’s death had nothing to do with the arrest of the masquerader, who violated the directive of the state government on the gathering of many people.

The police had arrested a masquerader in Ijeja, Abeokuta for defying the ban on the gathering of many people to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Oyeyemi explained that the late DPO had been on the sick bed for over a month before the arrest of the masquerader.

The PPRO said the masquerader was arrested for violating the social distancing directives of the federal and state governments.

Oyeyemi insisted that the late DPO was not on duty when the masquerader was apprehended.