The Oyo State Police Command said they have arrested an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, who allegedly killed a teenager in Ibadan, the state capital, last week.
Police spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in his reply to journalists over the weekend, revealed that the suspect is in police custody.
According to Ajisebutu, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Odude, has directed the State Investigation and Intelligence Department, Iyaganku to carry out diligent investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, the parents of the teenage girl , Lateefat Kofoworola Abubakar, who was hit by a bullet and died few minutes later during last Saturday’s local government congress fracas in Oyo state have demanded justice.
The 18-year-old Lateefat Kofoworola Abubakar, who was shot in the head by an official of NSCDC) last weekend.
Reeling from the pains of the unfortunately loss, the families of the girl have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, the state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to assist in ensuring that justice prevails in the gruesome murder of their daughter.
The deceased was killed by the NSCDC personnel at Idi-Oro, Dugbe area of Ibadan while on her way to get drugs at the pharmacy store.
It was gathered that the late Kofoworola who wrote her last WAEC papers three days before her sudden death, had earlier complain of headache at about 12noon on the fateful Saturday.
It was further gathered that a fracas had ensued between two factions of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area, during the conduct of the May 13th local government elections in the state and NSCDC men who were supposed to control the situation started shooting sporadically from the vehicle on getting to the scene.
Her elder sibling, Gbemisola, who address newsmen in Ibadan yesterday said what they want is justice since the NSCDC personnel lied he lost his foothold while he was coming down from their vehicle and his gun triggered off by itself “we pray to Allah to grant my sister Aljanah Firdaus. But all we seek for is justice,” Gbemisola noted.
Gbemisola refuted the NSCDC personnel’s statement when her family visited him in police custody.
According to her, ‘’what he (the suspect) told us is pure lie, how can a security person who have common sense said gun triggered itself while he was coming down from the vehicle.
In his reaction father of the victim, Kolawole Abubakar, debunked reports making the rounds that the governor has visited to commiserate with the family.