Ogun guard kills repairer for riding on ponmo

A generator repairer , Ayodeji Adesegun, aka Solution , has been allegedly killed by a local security guard in the Ijebu Igbo area of Ogun State.

Report gathered that the 24 -year – old had gone to seek payment for a debt owed him by a woman who produced ponmo ( cow hide) at the Odose Badejo area .

He was alleged to have parked his motorcycle by the roadside where the woman spread some of her wares .

The Ogun State indigene was leaving the area when he was allegedly accosted by the guard, who accused him of riding on the ponmo.

In the argument that ensued , the victim was allegedly shot in the chest .

Our correspondent learnt that policemen from the Ijebu Igbo division prevented a breakdown of law and order in the area as a mob attempted to lynch the suspect.

A source said the incident happened around 5. 30 pm on Friday.

He said , “ The man was a generator repairer and he had a motorcycle . The woman who sells the ponmo owed him some money and he went to collect the money . He parked his motorcycle by the roadside where the woman put her wares .

“ He was about leaving when the security man accused him of riding his motorcycle on the ponmo . There was an argument between them and the repairer was shot in the chest .

“ There was confusion everywhere and people tried to mob the security man , but we stopped them . We called the police from the Ijebu Igbo division and their timely response saved the day . The policemen took the corpse away and they returned the following day to the area to make some arrests . ”

The deceased ’ s wife, Mosunmola, who was in her mother ’ s house, said the victim was coming to visit her when he was killed.

She said , “ We have a child together already and I am four months pregnant . I was sick and he said he would come to see me and give me some money to go to a hospital . He was a few houses to my place when he was shot dead by the guard. I am so confused I don’ t know what to do . Please help me to get justice .”

Report gathered that the ponmo seller had been arrested , while the suspect’ s father was also apprehended after the security guard escaped.

The duo were allegedly transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran .

The state Police Public Relations Officer , Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident .

He said , “ The man that fired the shot is a local security guard. He just came out from nowhere and fired at the deceased , who was a member of the Odua People ’ s Congress . Nobody is ready to tell us what exactly led to the shooting .

“ The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered that the SCIID should take over the case and ensure the arrest of the suspect. ”

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