Hoodlums hiding under the pretence of #EndSARS protesters Wednesday burned down a divisional police station in Atan, Ota area of the state, even as a police sergeant lost his life in the process.
According to an eyewitness who preferred anonymity, the crisis started when the DPO attached to the station was trying to dislodge some youths who barricaded the Atan Lusada/Agbara highway, thereby disturbing the free flow of traffic.
“It was in the process of dislodging the protesters that a boy who is a butcher was shot and his friends went on rampage, burning down the new police station at Agbara way, in Atan-Ota.
“The DPO was hurriedly whisked away by some police officers, but a Sergeant called Sergeant Alonge from Ekpoma in Edo State was unlucky as he was caught in the melee that occured.
“Apart from Sergeant Alonge that was killed, many people sustained varying degree of injury,” he said.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, when contacted said he has not been briefed about the incident.
He promised to get back to our correspondent with other details.