Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Police officer kills nursing mum and baby

A nursing mother and her eight-month-old baby in Ilorin, Kwara State, were shot to death by police  last Sunday.

In a swift reaction, the state police command has arrested the trigger-happy policemen fingered in the tragic shooting incident.

The deceased, Mrs. Titilayo Olatunde and her late baby were amongst the six passengers in a taxi cab, when the policemen opened fire on them along New Yidi Road, Ilorin, the state capital.

A competent source told Daily Champion that late Mrs Olatunde, her baby and taxi cab driver where hit by police's bullet about 6.30pm last Sunday.

The driver identified as Isiaka Rasaki was said to have failed to stop at a check-point mounted by the cops.

His taxicab's registration is XB 384 PTG.

Our source said four other passengers in the taxicab were not hit by the police's bullet.

He noted that late Mrs. Olatunde's baby died on the spot while the nursing mother died later at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hispital (UITH).

Rasaki who was hit at the rear is still receiving treatment at the UITH.

The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) of Kwara State Police command, Mr. Daboh Ezekiel confirmed the incident he said the four policemen on patrol have been arrested for interrogation and they would be dealt with accordingly if they are found guilty.

He said the driver of the taxi was still responding to treatment and the police will investigate the issue and make public the outcome of their investigation.

Daily Champion

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