A mason, Adeshina Adewuyi, has been tortured to death by a team of policemen who raided his community in Itoki, Ogun State.
It was learnt that the policemen, numbering about seven and attached to the Agbado division, picked up the deceased around 4pm on Saturday and ordered him to enter a bus they brought to the area.
Forty-five-year-old Adeshina was said to have declined to enter the bus, demanding to know the offence he had committed. He reportedly fled but was chased and arrested. He was beaten up, bundled inside the bus and whisked away.
Our correpondent learnt that he was later released around 7am with injuries on his back. The father of six was said to have been given a drug which he vomited before he died.
One of the children of the deceased, 10-year-old Jonathan Adewuyi, who spoke in Yoruba, said one of the policemen hit his father’s head with the butt of his gun. He said, “I am an apprentice at an auto spare parts shop beside our house. On Saturday, some policemen came to collect money from my boss, but he said he did not have any. My father wanted to cross to the other side of the road, but they stopped him. He fled, but one of them chased him with a motorcycle while others followed. Read more