Beggar policemen shoot hotel guest dead in Ekiti
One hotel guest has died and another is in critical condition in hospital after some policemen shot indiscriminately into the air at Queen’s Court Hotel in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday.
The dead victim was identified as Olaoye Abayomi alias Kush, while the injured victim was identified as Idris Adebayo.
The Herald gathered that the two friends were drinking beer while watching a football game between Manchester United and West Brom when the incident occurred.
An eyewitness who tweeted from @codybenkz, wrote on Twitter, “The incident that happened yesterday at Queen’s Court Hotel;
“There’s this idiotic thing that some police officers in Nigeria usually do. Whenever they sight any rich person they will start shooting at the sky and hailing them with the hopes that they’ll give them money.
“This has happened on countless occasions and some staff of the hotels can testify to it.
“So, yesterday night (21st November 2020) around 10:00 pm at Queen’s Court Hotel, Ado Ekiti, a friend of mine known as _Kush_ was at the hotel bar, having dinner with his friends before going up to his hotel room when some policemen drove in and did the same thing they’ve always done hoping they could get some cash from the rich men at the bar; they started shooting but unfortunately some of the bullets hit two guys at the bar.
“One is currently in the hospital fighting for his life, the other one bled to death. Immediately the police dropped the injured at the hospital, they left their car there and ran away, unwilling to take responsibility for their actions.
“We reached out to a DPO of those officers after checking their credentials in the car they left. When the DPO came, he said the officers responsible had already surrendered but we know that’s not true because the guys ran away.
“Those guys need to be apprehended and they do not deserve to serve as security agents in this country ’cause they are so careless and greedy! Kush’s death was absolutely unnecessary and extremely painful!
“This matter requires serious attention and shouldn’t be taken lightly by the Head of Police..What’s the essence of police if all they do is waste the lives of the citizens they should be protecting? #stopthekilling #EndSARS #5for5 #Justiceforkush”
Premium Times quoted the Ekiti State Police Command spokesperson, Sunday Abutu as confirming the incident, noting that the culprit had been arrested.