Mother Of Twins Killed By Cop Cries Out, Sends Message To Government

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the mother of the twins who were killed by a drunken police officer has said that her life has shattered and has begged the government to come to her aid.


The Punch reports that the 75 year mother cried that her children had made a lot of promises to her but their sudden demise has stripped her life naked.

The victims of the gunshot and the late police officer. Photo: The News

The victims of the gunshot and the late police officer. Photo: The News

She said: “I just came back from church yesterday when they broke the news of their death to me. The government should help me because Taiye and Kehinde were the only hope I have. I have been stripped naked because they are my clothes. Who will I turn to now?

“They promised me a lot of things next year. They wanted to start building a house on my parcel of land next month. This is the seventh month after the death of their father.”


Segun Elphus, a resident who lived around the hotel said the police nearly killed three of his younger brothers a month ago and that he had advised the supervising manger of the hotel to send him away.

“The policeman was posted here about three months ago. He threatened to kill my friends, who visited me from England last month. My three younger brothers intervened. He nearly shot them.

“Yesterday, he was drunk. Jeje was outside the hotel smoking and he told him to leave. They were still on it when he shot him. Taiye tried to approach him; he shot him. He shot Kehinde while he was fleeing.”

Another resident simply identified as Dele said James was prevented from entering the hotel which was what reduced the number of deaths.

“After he had killed the three guys, he wanted to enter the hotel premises, but the gate had been locked from inside. He was frustrated and shot himself. Sometime when he was drunk, he would say ‘I go kill 30 people, I go kill myself…no case.’”

Mr. Fatai Owoseni, the state commissioner for police visited the scene of the crime where he berated the action of the police. He said it was against the ethic preached by Solomon Arase, the inspector general of police. He also paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased.

“The incident is a devastating one and it is normal for me to visit the scene of the crime. It is also important to see the family of the victims. The IG is aware and saddened by the development. The action of the killer-cop negates what the IG preaches about. The IG has said policemen should not be posted to unauthorised places. The action of the cop negates all of that.

“As a measure to prevent occurrences like this, we have always put up monitoring in place to check the activities of policemen anywhere they may be serving to ensure that they conform to rules and regulation. We are doing everything to ensure that this type of sad incident does not happen again.”

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