OSUN, Nigeria – The Police Command has narrated how a Corporal, Rauf Fawale, 35, was beaten by three operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) to death.
Rauf, father of three, attached to Dada Estate Police station, Osogbo, died in the hospital after being beaten to coma by three men of DSS on Sunday, January 23.
According to the spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola said one of the DSS officers identified as David Olowoporokun and other two summoned the deceased to a clubhouse, River Side in Osogbo and brutalized him.
She affirmed that the State Commissioner for Police, Wale Olokode has interfaced the Director of DSS and promised to produce the three culprits.
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased on Tuesday in numbers at the state command headquarters in Osogbo asked for the audience of the CP Olokode.
While speaking with the deceased’s father, Rabiu Fawale, said Rauf was his first son, claimed he was killed due to his recent promotion at work.
According to him, the deceased, “I got to know about the incident from my farm settlement. I hurriedly left the farm settlement for Osogbo and went straight to UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital where he had been admitted.
“My son was killed because of the promotion he just received. They killed my son because of promotion. All I want from the government is to help me get justice so that my son will not die in vain.”
Also speaking, the wife of the deceased, Balikis Fawale, who is nursing a month-old baby narrated that her husband left home for work on the day of the incident but was surprisingly brought home on Friday by one Tunji, one of his colleague.
“Tunji did not explain to me if anything had happened to my husband; he only advised him to get enough rest. I called his sister the following morning when I noticed that his condition was getting out of hand. That’s how we took him from one hospital to the other before he finally gave up the ghost on Saturday after receiving treatment for a week.
“I was informed that my husband was attacked by the DSS officials at the birthday party of his Boss. He was promoted to the rank of Inspector about three weeks ago. My husband was murdered because of promotion.
“I want the government and the Commissioner of Police to come to my rescue. My husband must not die in vain. I’m nursing a 1-month-old baby; they should come to my aid to get justice for my husband’s death.”