Angry residents have threatened to burn down a police station and deal with the officers after accusing the police of a criminal act.
There is tension in Omi Adio community, a suburb of Ibadan in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo state following an alleged threat to burn down a police station by some aggrieved members of the community.
This came as a result of an accident that claimed the life of a commercial bus driver, Tirisimiyu Oladosu a few metres to a police check point along Ibadan-Abeokuta expressway.
When journalists visited the community where the police station is located, security has been beefed up around the station, with armed mobile policemen keeping vigil to prevent break down of law and order.
According to an eyewitness, the unfortunate accident which occurred around 12pm on Saturday saw the victim being crushed to death by an oncoming commercial bus with registration number Lagos AKD 07 XP.
It was gathered that the deceased was said to have packed his bus with registration number DGB 620 XA by the road side and crossed to the other side of the road to meet the policemen at the check point. But, while attempting to cross over to where he packed, an oncoming commercial bus knocked him down. He was said to have died on the spot.
The deceased shattered body was released to the family by the police and has been buried same day. The aggrieved persons blamed the police for the death. But the state Police Command denied the allegation, saying that the accident was not caused by its men.
The command’s spokesperson, ASP Adekunle Ajisebutu while speaking said the accident was not caused by men of the command.
“The accident was not caused by the police. The accident happened after police stop and search point. Victim reportedly packed along the road to check a mechanical fault and was about entering his vehicle after crossing to the other lane when he was knocked down by another oncoming vehicle.
“The police assisted in taking the victim to the hospital. Meanwhile, the offending driver has been arrested while investigation has begun.”