The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed an inspector, Ago Egharevba, who allegedly attacked a fashion designer, Ayomide Taiwo with the butt of his gun.
The victim, Ayomide Taiwo, reportedly died on Sunday.
The dismissed officer was attached to Ibokun Divisional Police Headquarters.
DAILY POST reports that the 20-year-old fashion designer, Ayomide was allegedly brutalised by Inspector Ago with the butt of the gun over N50 bribe.
Ayomide died at 08:30 am on Sunday after six days in coma at the Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, where he was receiving treatment.
It was gathered that on Tuesday, Ayomide was attacked alongside his brother, Wasiu Taiwo at Ibokun and sustained an open injury on his hand.
A reliable source told DAILY POST that the remaining two police officers at the checkpoint when the incident happened were now in the custody of the police at the state Criminal Investigation Department.
The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Police Command, Undie Adie, frowned at the misconduct of Police Officer Inspector Ago attached and condemned in totality grievous assault on the innocent man.
In a statement signed by the force public relations officers in the state, Yemisi Opalola and made available to DAILY POST, the Commissioner of Police said that the said dismissed police officer has passed through force disciplinary procedures of orderly room trial and will be subsequently charged to court.
The CP promised that the Command under his watch will not tolerate any act of indiscipline, brutality, unprofessional behaviour and incivility to members of the public.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police has identified, arrested and detained the erring Policeman. The defaulter has passed through force disciplinary procedures of orderly room trial, dismissed and he will be subsequently charged to court.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to state clearly that, the command under his watch will not tolerate any act of indiscipline, brutality, unprofessional behaviour and incivility to members of the public.
“While being conscious of human rights and importance of members of the public in the fight against crimes and in the spirit of community policing, he urges the good people of the state to continue to cooperate and collaborate with the state Command as he assures justice and fairness in the matter while using the same medium to condole with the family of the victim,” he added.