Temenu Boluwaji, an officer with the Ondo Command of the Nigerian Police Force, was shot and killed in the early hours of July 25 during an attack on the Okuta Elerinla Division in Akure, the state capital.
The state police command’s spokesperson, SP Odunlami Funmilayo, confirmed the event and said the commissioner of police had ordered the arrest of the attackers, whom she referred to as hoodlums.
She said, “On the 25th July, 2022 around 0100 am, hoodlums attacked OKUTA ELERINLA DIVISION in Akure. Policemen who were at alert and alive to their duty repelled them accordingly and the miscreants were unable to gain entrance into the station.
During the cross fire, one of our gallant station guards AP.207538 0INSPR. TEMENU BOLUWAJI was hit by a bullet, he later died on his way to the hospital. The Commissioner of Police, CP OYEYEMI ADESOYE OYEDIRAN, psc, fsi, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case and ensure the perpetrators are arrested.
He is also using this medium to encourage the people of the state to go about their lawful duty without fear, as the days of these criminals are numbered.”