Police stray bullet kills 2 in Ekiti 

Two young men have been killed by a Police officer in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

Eye witnesses said the incident happened at Omisanjana area of Ado- Ekiti at about 10pm on Tuesday.

Reports said there was an accident in the area and some irate youth made attempt to mob the driver and set the vehicle ablaze.

The Police were however contacted to douse the tension, but on getting to the scene, the youth showed no sign of remorse.

It was gathered that in the process of trying to disperse the youth, there was an accidental discharge from the gun of one of the officers which eventually hit two of the youth.

Though the victims were rushed to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), but they died. Their lifeless bodies have been deposited in the morgue.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the Ekiti state Police Command, DSP Sunday Abutu, said a discreet investigation has commenced.

Abutu in a statement said:”The command upon the receipt of the information, deployed the State Traffic Section to the scene to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order as well as ensure the safety of the victims.

“On getting to the scene, the operatives met a resistance as some irate youth disallowed them from performing their lawful duty and insisted on carrying out jungle justice. This necessitated a call for re-enforcement to assist the officers on ground.

“However, in the process, one of the officers accidentally fired a shot that fatally injured two persons.

“The officer responsible for the shooting has been disarmed, arrested and detained and shall be made to face disciplinary action immediately.”