A night guard at Gbaremu Oloba of the Ogbere area of Ibadan, Oyo
State, Adeshina Atanda, has been arrested by policemen from the Agugu
Police Division for allegedly shooting another guard, Taofiq Sikiru.
Sikiru was said to have been returning from work in the morning of
Friday, September 13, when he met his untimely death.
Atanda was said to have shot Sikiru in the chest in error, thinking
that the deceased was an intruder.
It was learnt that Sikiru was taken to Ade-Oyo Hospital but was
confirmed dead by doctors on arrival at the hospital.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State
Police Command , Olabisi Ilobanafo, told our correspondent that
investigation was ongoing to determine circumstances that led to the
"We cannot confirm what really happened at the moment because we have
to investigate the incident before coming to a conclusion. We still
rely on preliminary report but we have to look deeper into the case."
Asked if there was any report of misunderstanding between the deceased
and his alleged killer, Ilobanafo declined comment, saying that it was
too early to divulge information that was being gathered by the
"Like I said, we are investigating the matter and we have to gather
information before coming to a conclusion. Releasing information in
bits could jeopardise police work and chances of getting to the root
of the matter," she said.
The PPRO added that the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
Residents at Ogbere told our correspondent that incidence of robbery
led to the decision by community leaders to hire vigilance services,
adding that there had been a decrease in robbery cases since then.