Policeman attached to SDP candidate kills okada rider

A yet – to – be identified commercial motorcyclist , popularly called okada rider , was allegedly killed by a policeman in Ipogun town in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State on Thursday evening .

The policeman , whose name had yet to be identified as of the time of filing this report , was said to be a security aide to a House of Representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Idanre /Ifedore Federal Constituency , Tajudeen Adefisoye .

According to a source , the candidate had gone to the town at about 6 . 30pm to campaign ahead of the forthcoming election when the incident happened .

The source said , “The candidate went to campaign at Ipogun town, so the okada riders in large numbers approached him .

It was in the process that one of the police aides to the candidate shot one of the okada riders in the head and he died instantly. ”

The source added that the incident sparked off a protest by the deceased’ s friends as they attempted to lynch the politician , who was able to escape from the scene .

Two of the vehicles in his convoy were reportedly burnt by the angry youths .

However , all efforts by our correspondent to reach the SDP candidate were unsuccessful as his telephone line indicated that his mobile telephone was switched off .
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Mr Femi Joseph , confirmed the incident but said he had not been fully briefed .

“ I can confirm that an incident happened in the town and one person was killed but I have not got the details , ” Joseph said .

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