DSS operative involved in beating policeman to death identified
The Osun State Police Command on Tuesday said one of the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) involved in the beaten to death of a police corporal, Rauf Fawale, has been identified as David Olowoporoku.
The spokesperson of the command, Yemisi Opalola, stated this while addressing journalists at the state command headquarters on Tuesday.
According to Opalola, the DSS leadership had informed the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Olokode, of ongoing disciplinary action against those complicit in the matter.
Ripples Nigeria reported that Corporal Fawale, who, until his death, was attached to the Estate Police Division in Osogbo, died at a hospital in Osogbo on Sunday, after sustaining a head injury from the beating from the DSS operatives, who left him in a state of coma.
Opalola said: “We heard that the deceased was beaten by three personnel of the DSS. He was beaten by one David Olowoporoku and two others. The names of others have not been ascertained.
“They beat him to a coma and he was rushed to hospital and after that, someone informed his DPO. He sustained an injury on the head. The doctors tried to save his life, but he eventually died. Before he gave up the ghost, he could not talk again.
“The CP, Olawale Olokode, met with the Director of DSS and he promised to produce the three suspects. He even said those involved are facing disciplinary actions already. The CP insisted that those involved should be brought to us since the matter involved a policeman for discreet investigation and prosecution.”