The Nigerian Police has disclosed that the F-SARS officer, Olukunle Olonade, who allegedly shot Rotimi Adeyemi, an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, at Iyana-Ipaja axis has died.
According to the police, Olonade also died hours after he fatally shot Adeyemi while been rushed to the hospital. It was learned that Olonade, an Inspector of Police, was mistaken for a robber and attacked by an irate mob at the scene where he was beaten to stupor.
Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, Chike Oti, in a statement made available news men on Thursday, said that the police officer was rescued from the scene by a team of police officers deployed to Iyana-Ipaja.
The statement read:
“The driver of a Toyota Highlander SUV, with registration number LSR 277 BJ, later identified as Police Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja while driving along Iyana-Ipaja road, was contravened for driving against traffic by a LASTMA official, one Rotimi Adeyemi, aged 46 years at Iyana-Ipaja roundabout.
“The two men vehemently disagreed with each other. However, during the altercation, the said Inspector Olukunle Olonade allegedly shot the LASTMA officer to death.
“Consequently, irate mob, who thought that the shooter was an armed hoodlum because he was in mufti, descended on him and beat him to stupor.
“Although he was later rescued by teams of policemen drafted to the scene, he later gave up the ghost while being rushed to hospital for treatment.
“The serial number of the pistol recovered at the scene was checked in the system and it revealed the bearer as Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja.
“Corpses of the deceased have been evacuated to the morgue for autopsy.
“The CP Lagos has directed that the late Inspector Olakunle Olonade be tried posthumously in Orderly room and be recommended for dismissal from the Force.”