How community guards shot man’s eye for 'opening gate' in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

How community guards shot man’s eye for 'opening gate' in Ogun

By Ifedayo Adeniyi

 Operatives of Ogun State Police command have arrested two security guards for allegedly shooting a man in his right eye.

According to Police spokesperson in Ogun State, Omolola Odutola, who described the incident as “attempted murder", said the incident happened on Saturday at Sango/Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State.

The victim, Ramon Rasaq, according to Odutola lost his sight as seven pellets were later removed from the eye by a traditional healer.

Odutola said one Abiodun Fatai had told the police in Sango that his younger brother was involved in a heated altercation with the security because he “opened the gate himself as the two security men, Michael Adelayo and Ganiyu Saka, were not on guard at their security post at the time he got to the gate.

Rasaq’s action, making his way into the street, was said to have angered the security guards.

“This led to a quarrel, and during the escalating scuffle, one of the security men, Ganiyu Saka shot Ramon Rasaq in his eyes,” Odutola said in a statement on Tuesday.

CSP Saleh Dahiru, the Divisional Police Officer of Sango Ota, had provided the necessary medical forms for Ramon to be transferred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

“At the hospital, he received immediate medical attention to stabilize his condition. Although he unfortunately lost his right eye, the doctor on duty assured that Ramon is currently responding positively to treatment,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, has directed the transfer of the suspects to State CID for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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