The Osun State Police Command on Sunday dismissed a police Inspector, Ago Egharevbe, for allegedly brutalising a 20-year-old fashion designer, Ayomide Taiwo.
Taiwo, who was hospitalised as a result of injuries sustained from Wednesday’s incident at Obokun, died on Sunday.
The command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said in a statement that Egharevbe, who was attached to Obokun Divisional Police Station, was arrested after the incident.
Opalola said the inspector was subjected to an orderly room trial, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, had recommended his dismissal to the Inspector General of Police.
She said the commissioner of police would not condone any act of indiscipline, brutality, and unprofessional behaviour from any member of the force under his command.
The spokesperson said: “The Osun State Police Command wishes to state that the officer, Insp. Ago Egharepbe, who brutalised a civilian in Ibokun has been tried and dismissed from the force.
“The Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, has recommended his dismissal to the Inspector- General of Police and he has been dismissed.
“He will be charged to court on Monday for murder.
“CP Adie and the entire Osun Police Command commiserate with the family and friends of Ayomide Taiwo on the death of their loved one as we promised to ensure justice is served.”