The operatives of the Lagos State Police Command has announced that the F-SARS officer, Olukunle Olonade, who allegedly shot an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Rotimi Adeyemi, at Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos Mainland, has died.
It was alleged that Olonade, an Inspector of Police, was mistaken for a robber and attacked by an irate mob at the scene minutes after the gun shot and beaten to stupor.
According to the Police, Olonade, who allegedly shot Adeyemi to death at Iyana-Ipaja, also died hours later while been rushed to the hospital.
The Command spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, in a statement said the deceased officer was rescued from the scene by police officers deployed to Iyana-Ipaja.
“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,” part of the statement read.
The statement continued that; “Although he was later rescued by teams of policemen drafted to the scene, he later gave up the ghost while being rushed to the 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.”