My son is in coma, arrest killer cop – Osun father cries out

Kusamotu Olabomi, the father of Saheed, a motorcyclist shot by a riot policeman in Osogbo on Tuesday, has demanded arrest of the cop.

Speaking Wednesday, he said his son was still on life support at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, where he was rushed after the incident as he asked the state government to foot the medical bill of the victim.

He said; “My demand from the government is that they should take care of my son. He must not die. He is still in coma, his condition is very serious.

“We held a meeting with the Commissioner of Police and the representative of the governor today. They promised that the government would pay the hospital bill of my son.

“We demand the arrest of the policeman who fired the shot. His wife has been inconsolable since the incident happened.”

Meanwhile, a state delegation on Wednesday visited Saheed at the teaching hospital, as well as members of his family in Iragbiji.

The delegation, led by the Special Adviser on Works and Transport, Hussein Olaniyan, also had the Special Adviser on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, and the State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, as members.

A statement by the Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, also said Olabomi, appreciated the visit of the government’s delegation.

Saheed, a father of two, was shot in the face along Old Oba Road, Osogbo, when his motorcycle ran into a gridlock.

Some riot policemen were said to be clearing the gridlock when the victim arrived at the scene and the policemen reportedly fired shots into the air, one of which hit the victim in the face.


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