Secondary School Students Attack DPO, Policemen In Ogun
Some rampaging students of two secondary schools in Abeokuta, Ogun State, have attacked the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Obantoko Division in Adatan Area Command, SP Alimeke Ignatius, and his men.
Thelagostimes gathered that the police officers were attacked during a fight between students of Egba Comprehensive High School and Asero High School.
The students had engaged themselves in a bloody clash before men of the Obantoko police station were called to arrest the situation.
However, Alimeke and some of his men who raced to the scene of the incident to maintain law and order were allegedly injured by the students.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident.
When asked if any arrest was made, Oyeyemi stated that the students cannot be arrested because they are minors. He added that they can only be detained and counseled, after which they will be released.
Meanwhile, the state chapter of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has condemned the attack, describing it as “uncivilized and unwarranted”.