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Gunmen kill policeman accompanying election results in Ogun


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A Police corporal identified as Sunday Idoko was shot dead by unknown gunmen while escorting election results from Ipokia to the Ilaro collation centre in Ogun.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the incident happened around 8: 00 pm on Sunday in Eredo area of Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.

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The gunmen were said to have laid ambush at Eredo and began shooting sporadically at the vehicle conveying the election results and other materials.

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The results of the House of Representatives for Ipokia/Yewa South Federal Constituency seat were being taken to Oronna Hall in Ilaro.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

He said that the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Wale Abase, to commence investigation into the matter.

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Abimbola, who said that the hoodlums would be brought to book, however, assured that the election results were intact.

“The unfortunate incident happened on Sunday evening when he was escorting election results to Ilaro. The hoodlums laid ambush on the vehicle conveying the results.

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“We are on the trail of the hoodlums and we are going to arrest them,” he added.


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