Police in Magbon Division, Ogun State has reportedly tortured a 42-year-old farmer, Segun Elegbede to death in their custody. The policemen from the Anti-Robbery Squad of the state, invaded Ajibawo village in Ado-Oto area of the state, looted shops before descending on the victim, tortured and abducted him.
He was said to have been taken away to the division and prevented from seeing friends and family members. Seven days after he was arrested, a member of his family was reportedly called on the telephone that he was dead and his corpse deposited in a morgue.
The wife of the victim, Fatimoh Elegbede, said she was not around, adding that she was alerted to the attack around 5pm.
“When I got back to the community, everywhere was deserted. When I entered our house, I saw that it had been vandalised.
“When I got to Magbon Police Division, I was not allowed to see my husband; they kept asking me to exercise patience. After seven days, the police called my husband’s sister that she should come for his corpse,” she added.
The family lawyer, John Aina, described the incident as unfortunate, saying the police had refused to disclose where the corpse of the victim was deposited.
Aina, who had petitioned the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliasu, said the police must investigate the death and bring the perpetrators to book.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he was not aware of the incident, promising to get back to our correspondent.