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A police officer in Ogun, Emmanuel Ayede who appeared before the State Panel of Investigation on Wednesday 18th, 2020 lamented being punished for a crime he did not commit.
Ayede was on guard duty at the Oba Prison, Ogun State with Tunji Ademuyegun, who killed a man on 19th December, 2020.
He said he was tried, held behind bars for months after which he was ‘sent to fight Boko Haram’ while his colleague was nowhere to be found.
Ayede disclosed that he left the Oba Prison to move his things from his residence to a new one he acquired after he had taken permission from Tunji Ademuyegun who is supposedly a superior officer.
He explained that he called Tunji later that day to inform him of his inability go get back to Oba prison that night due to a mechanical fault on his vehicle.
Ayede revealed that he got a panic call from Tunji around 2am that he (Tunji) mistakenly shot someone after which Tunji hung up.
He (Ayede) hastily went back to Oba prison around 5:30am and was arrested.
Ayede narrated that “The Area Commander and my DPO arrived and before I know I was handcuff and taken to their station at Owode Egba and I was there for three weeks and from there I was taken to Eleweeran for one month and twenty days.”
“They posted me for Special duty to Maiduguri, Borno State to fight Boko Haram for a crime I did not commit, they suffer me for what I did not know about and they gave me 4-naira major entry,” he lamented.