A man identified as Dare has been hospitalised in Osogbo after he sustained varying degree of injuries when he ran his car into a building in the early hours of Sunday, December 5, 2021.
According to a video posted by Oluwasegun Idowu, the spokesperson of Osun Police Watch, a police watchdog organisation, the victim was chased by police personnel attached to the Obelawo Police Station, Osogbo.
Idowu who is a member of the Osun State Judicial panel on police brutality stated that though the victim claimed that the police officers responsible for his predicament assured him that they will repair his car and pay for his hospital bills, the matter has been reported to the Police Complaint Response Unit (PCRU).
The Osun Police Watch’s spokesperson added that they had to raise an alarm because another person may suffer unjustly and life may even be lost just as it happened to Kabiru Babai on Friday in Ota-Efun.
While commending the PCRU for rising up to the occasion, the organisation demanded that the police personnel responsible for the accident be identified and disciplined.
They requested that the serving senior police officer in charge of the station, Chief Superintendent of Police Omoyele be transferred out of the state because he was a member of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
Idowu who insisted that the law should take its full course also called on citizens not to negotiate with rogue officers of the Nigerian police when issues like this occured.
Calls put across to the spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola at this time of filing this report was not responded to.
Recall that on Friday, a borehole rig operator, Kabiru Babai died as a result of gunshot to the chest by one Sergeant Moses Samuel.
The Osun Command of the Nigerian Police has since arrested the culprit and promised that justice would be served in the matter.
The arrest was however effected after the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola gave a matching order to the police to fish out the killer of the rig operator.