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Protests in Osun as trigger-happy policeman shoots commercial driver dead

A truck driver was on Friday shot dead by a yet-to-be-identified police officer at the Ota-Efun area of Osogbo in Osun State.

Some angry drivers, however, blocked roads in Osogbo to protest the death of their colleague.

It was learnt that the deceased who was driving a borehole drilling truck was brutalised before he was shot dead.

Daily Post reports that the drilling truck broke down along Ikirun road around 10:30am.

The driver and his crew were said to have allegedly blocked the road while trying to fix the vehicle before the arrival of the police officers.

According to the report, an eyewitness said, “the police officers who came down from a mini commercial bus (Korope) hit the driver with a shovel under the truck before he was shot with a pistol in the chest.

“The police officers, immediately after the act, took off their uniforms and ran away.

“Police were shooting guns and teargas to scare away the angry crowd, while they took away the corpse of the driver.”

However, the chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers, Oroki Park, Osogbo, Adewale Kareem (Asiri Eniba), who showed up at scene, calmed down the protesters while he urged them to unblock the road.

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