According to reports, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Convoy of Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, Mr Idowu Oyewole, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was in the early hours of today shot dead by suspected armed robbers.
Oyewole, 45 and a father of three was shot dead in his house along Akure/Owo road in the state capital after a three armed gang attacked him.
The incident has thrown residents, police authority and family members into mourning as the late officer was described as easy going.
Narrating the incident to reporters in his residence in Akure, the State capital, his son, Dare said a neighbour came to their house around 7.30 pm when his father was eating and told him that armed robbers had entered their house.
Dare said his father took his service pistol and followed the neighbour’s son to his house in order to dislodge the suspected hoodlums.
However, he said the armed robbers on noticing his father coming exchanged gunshot with him.
A neighbour who did not want his name in print said Oyewole ran to his house and told them to lock the door because armed robbers were on the street.
She said they could not locate where he was until the morning when they saw his corpse on the ground.
She said it was likely that he was rushing to a nearby hospital and fell on the ground before he could get there as a result of the gun shot.
A source in the neighbourhood said after attacking the Police Officer, they came to his house and took his four-year-old boy hostage and told the wife to open the door, saying they would kill the boy if she did not open the door.
After waiting at the door and moving around the compound with the boy for about 30 minutes without gaining access to the house, the hoodlums hit the boy’s head with cutlass and he sustained injury on the head.
The Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Femi Joseph who confirmed the killing of the officer attached to the Mobile Unit of the Force said investigation has commecnced on the incident.
Joseph described late Oyewole as disciplined and hard working officer. His words “we deserve your condolences. He was a discipline officer. Our eyes are heavy.”