SARS officer admitted to killing my visitor — Lodge Supervisor tells Osun panel
The Supervisor of a Visitor Home at Iwo in Osun State, Mr Afeez Adio, has disclosed that an officer of the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) recognized has Odua admitted to killing a visitor on the lodge after makes an attempt to gown the deceased as armed robber failed.
He added that the mentioned officer whereas fielding questions from the Assistant Commissioner of Police on the State Police Command headquarters on the time claimed there was a cutlass within the deceased’s bag, a place Adio mentioned was not true.
Talking earlier than the State Panel of Inquiry investigating police brutality and extrajudicial killing, the supervisor mentioned when the deceased checked into the lodge, he carried a bag which the deceased claimed contained cash.
The deceased’s father, Mr Rasheed Ayinla, had petitioned the panel stating that his son, Ismaila Rasheed was killed and robbed of N4 million in a lodge the place he lodged alongside Iwo/Ibadan Expressway, Iwo, Osun State on August 18, 2020.
He famous that two Police Officers, recognized as ‘Odua and Aare’ from the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) had been accommodated within the Visitor Home by the proprietor, Alhaji Dauda Adigun, on the consent of the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) Iwo, DPO freed from cost.
He mentioned “one of many officers of the SARS known as me that that they had shot useless one of many thieves that invaded the Guesthouse, however after I acquired to the room, I discovered Ismaila Rasheed in his pool of blood and I advised them he’s my visitor and never a thief.
“Once they wished to hold his corpse out of the lodge, I observed that the bag he introduced into the lodge the evening earlier than had been tampered with suggesting that its content material was eliminated.
“The police mentioned he introduced a cutlass into the lodge to rob however I vehemently opposed it and insisted that he didn’t lodge into the lodge with a cutlass.
“We had been taken to the Police Command Osogbo with the proprietor, a girl and myself over the difficulty. We met the 2 officers (Odua and Aare) and the Assistant Commissioner of Police. The ACP requested the 2 officers who shot the visitor and Odua admitted to have killed him”.
Additionally, in his testimony, the daddy of deceased, Alhaji Ayinla Rasheed, who couldn’t management his emotion mentioned his deceased’s whereas struggling for his life, known as his spouse to tell her he was shot by police earlier than the spouse subsequently known as and advised him.
He mentioned, “My son was killed after he was robbed of the cash he wished to make use of in shopping for ram within the northern a part of Nigeria.
“He known as his spouse informing her of the assault by the 2 SARS officers round 3:30 AM and the spouse known as me. Earlier than we get to the scene when the day breaks, the police advised us that he was killed.
“The police handed over N977,000 to us which they claimed they recovered from his lodge room. They gave us N100, 000 for our transport fare. They known as us on one other day and gave us N100,000.
“The ACP later invited the spouse of the deceased and myself, he pleaded with us and after we are going he gave us N700,000. He claimed that the cash was not a part of the one they recovered from the deceased.
“He later despatched one other N300,000 to the spouse and N20,000 as transport.”
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