Police Corporal, Oliver Omeh and Aloha Olaniyi, the orderly and driver to the slain Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chinwike Asadu, yesterday, narrated how four gunmen attacked them and killed their boss on Saturday night.
They revealed that a man in police uniform was among the four gunmen that attacked the Police Commissioner while driving into his house after dropping a lawyer friend who visited him that fateful evening.
The two policemen who are now being treated at the NationalOrthopaedicHospital and the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Enugu said the Police Commissioner drove the red coloured Toyota Camry in which they were attacked.
They narrated from their hospital beds that while CP Asadu was driving to his house, a bus overtook them and blocked their car.
The driver, Olaniyi, was in front of the car with the Police Commissioner while the police corporal, Omeh, who was deployed from the Abakpa Police Division to guard the Police Commissioner’s house, was in uniform and at the back seat with his AK47 rifle.
According to the driver, “one of the gunmen ordered the commissioner to get down from the car and as he opened to alight, his orderly in mufti in front with him also opened the door apparently to identify themselves but when the heavily armed assailants saw a policeman in uniform (Omeh) in the car, they suspected that he would shoot them and they immediately opened fire.
The gunmen shot the commissioner, the orderly and the police corporal at close range several times and they all fell on the ground bleeding profusely before sympathizers and members of the commissioner’s escort team rushed to the scene.
The orderly and the driver revealed that Asadu casually went out that evening to drop the friend and while driving out he only asked the orderly who was with a pistol and the corporal to escort him leaving behind the escort team.
Doctors at the UNTH are still battling to remove the bullets lodged in the body of the police corporal though the doctors said three bullets had already been extracted.
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