A power drunk hit and run police officer has knocked down and killed a 14-year-old Junior Secondary School student identified as Opeyemi Osibanjo, along Abeokuta road, Aiyegun junction in the Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State.
The incident happened at exactly 4:20 pm leading to some vehicular gridlock as some angry mob searched for the officer who was not wearing his uniform.
The officer, whose identity can not be verified as at the time of this report, is believed to be the Station Officer, S.O at the New market Police post in Ijebu Ode.
It was further learnt that the victim was a JSS 3 student of Moslem Comprehensive High School, Imepe, Ijebu Ode and lived with his parents at Ejirin road, Ijebu Ode until the unfortunate incidnt.
PM News reliably gathered that the boy, who was still wearing his school short was sent on an errand shortly after he returned from school.
The erring police officer was said to ran towards Skye bank for cover but the security personnel at the bank resisted him, so he fled through Alausa street linking Degun street into the town.
An eyewitness account revealed that the boy’s mother who later arrived the scene with some people went straight to smash the windscreen of the police officer’s car.
The source said, “We were surprised when we saw what happened and within minutes that the incident occurred, some policemen arrived,we believe that he called them and they took the corpse of the boy away in their new black Hilux van.
“All efforts to know where they were taking him to fell on deaf ears as they threatened to shoot anybody who came close to them. The police shielded the officer and helped him escape. If not for their presence, we would have apprehended the man.
“On her arrival at the scene, the mother of the boy, who is in her late 30’s wept profusely cursing the killer of her son, which according to her, was the only source of her joy.”
The bereaved mother lamented that her only son was gone and smashed the windscreen of the car amidst profuse weeping.
She said, “What again am I waiting for in life, Ope is my only child and I had him through Caesarian operation almost 14 years ago and since then I have not conceived.
“The police should just kill me now with their guns. This is wickedness, an action with no fear of God.”
The corpse of the victim was later deposited at the state mortuary by some police officers.
Meanwhile, the state police spokesperson is yet to issue an official comment concerning the tragic incident.