Wild protests are currently underway at Arepo situated in Ogun State after residents accused men of the Nigerian Navy stationed there to check activities of petroleum pipeline vandals of killing three residents of the troubled community.
The Naval officers reportedly picked up the victims identified as Biodun Mohammed, Chicago and Body at a beer parlour on Sunday and allegedly dragged them to a bush at Voera Estate where they were killed.
According to Muyiwa Adejobi, the Police Public Relations Officer, the police had begun investigation into the killing.
“The Ibafo division of the command got the information that three people were taken by some men at a beer parlour on Sunday around 8p.m, and they were shot dead and their corpses were floating on the high sea at Arepo. We are investigating and we are going to get the perpetrators.’’ Adejobi said.
Continuing Adejobi noted that: “The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) is trying to get an ambulance and consult medical practitioners, to see how we can evacuate the corpses. Also, the Deputy Commissioner of Operations has sent enforcements to the community to assist the DPO to forestall breakdown of law and order.”
Recounting the unfortunate incident, Mrs. Motunrayo Mohammed, wife to one of the deceased said; “On Sunday around 7p.m, the military officers numbering about seven came to the restaurant where my husband was with his friends. I can identify two of them – Jason and Ola. I asked them what his offence was, but Jason asked me to keep quiet.
“He pointed his gun at me and threatened to shoot me if I moved closer. He did not allow my husband or his friend to utter a word. They took them away and since then, we had not seen them.
“They told me they did not arrest my husband. But this morning, some landlords at Voera Estate, where he was killed, came to inform me that they had found his body in the bush.” Mohammed’s mother, Safura, said her son was based in Sagamu also in Ogun State.’’ She said.
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