The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of the official of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), who allegedly caused the death of a commercial motorcyclist in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday.
The commercial motorcyclist, who has been identified as Yakubu Adesanya Aziz, died last week Tuesday in a ghastly accident around Damilak Filling Station on Ondo road, which was allegedly caused by a civil defence official traveling to Akure for a promotion examination.
It would be recalled that the incident sparked a wide protest in Akure when angry youths and the colleagues of the deceased shut down the state capital.
The protest later snowballed into a wider one as a woman was accidentally shot dead by men of the Civil Defence at around Alagbaka’s office of the corps.
Though, the NSCDC had confirmed that his officer from the FCT, Abuja Command caused the accident that killed Yakubu, but denied involvement in the killing of the woman, who has also been identify as Rita Rukewe Edowo popularly called “Mama Delta”.
“Confirming the arrest, state spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph in a phone interview said that the officer is currently in custody and might be charge to court soon.
Mr. Joseph however added that the officials of the civil defence corps have been frustrating investigations into the case of the woman who was shot dead during the protest.
“They were able to produce that officer who caused the death of the cyclist (Yakubu) and he is currently with us.
“But they have failed to assist us with investigation on the case of the other woman who was shot accidentally during the protest”, the PPRO said.
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased motorcyclist has called for justice over the death of Yakubu.
An elder brother to late Yakubu, Mr. Kehinde Aziz, who spoke through a phone interview on Monday narrated how efforts were made to safe Yakubu’s life before he gave up the ghost.
“The incident happened last week Tuesday when he (Yakubu) was on his way to work around 9 am.
“I was inside the house in Isolo area when one of our younger ones ran in and said a car has hit Adesanya and he was involved in an accident.
“They said the officer was driving speedily because he was going for an examination while making some calls on his phone which caused it.
“We are demanding a burial for my younger brother and the necessary justice for his killer because we are the only two boys in the hands of our 73-year-old mother” he said”.