The Police authorities in Ondo State have suspended two of its officers, Inspectors Oladipupo Fabunmi and Haruna idris, alleged to have assaulted a middle-aged woman, Aderonke Adenigba, which led to her death.
Addressing reporters at the Command Headquarters in Akure on Friday, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Isaac Eke, stated that on the fateful day, 10 policemen were said to have stormed an uncompleted building opposite late Adenigba’s house on a tip-off that some miscreants were hiding there.
Mr Eke claimed that two of the miscreants escaped into the late woman’s house when the two officers were after them.
It was recorded that there was an argument between the woman and the Policemen when the woman fell down.
After the policemen had left the scene, the late woman became ill and died before she could be rushed to the hospital.
However, when Channels Television visited the house, two of the children of the deceased, Daniel Bello and Obiosa Tosan alleged that one of the policemen hit the woman on the chest with his gun after which she started foaming from her mouth and nostrils. They also claimed that their mother died before she could get medical treatment.
Meanwhile, investigation is in progress to discover the circumstances surrounding late Aderonke Adenigba’s death. Her remains have been deposited at the mortuary of the State Specialist Hospital Akure.