Soldiers of the Army Ordinance Corp have beaten a police Inspector, Monday Orukpehim, to death.
Orukpehim reportedly died from injuries he sustained after he was tortured to coma by the soldiers on Wednesday.
Monday Orukpe, who was abducted alongside another police officer died at the military hospital on Thursday afternoon, August 4, 2022.
It was learned that the soldiers were in an Army bus, and getting close to CCC gate on Lagos/Badagry expressway there was heavy traffic.
Trouble, however, started when two of the soldiers jumped on okada (motorcycle) and rode to where the policemen were controlling traffic and ordered them to clear the traffic for their bus. But the policemen on duty said it was not possible to clear the traffic for them as the road was heavily congested.
The two soldiers got angry and pounced on them, and abducted them into their bus and drove them to Ojo Cantonment.”
It was gathered that before they left the scene, a third policeman was to be abducted but that, he fired gunshots into the air and the soldiers and retreated. The third policeman was able to escape.
According to a police source, “due to the severe torture, an Inspector of Police fainted and went into a comma, prompting the soldiers to rush then to Army Hospital where Inspector Monday Orukpe died.
The source said: “we have recovered the corpse and efforts are being made to release the second officer receiving treatment in their hospital the soldiers carted away the police rifles.”