2 FRSC Marshals Killed In Kogi Prison Attack

2 FRSC Marshals Killed In Kogi Prison Attack

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on November 6, 2014
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Jumbo Ogah, George Daniel

Two marshals of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kogi State Command, were killed during the invasion at  the Minimum Security Prison in Koton-Karfe on Sunday, November 2, 2014 by a group of assailants.

At a press briefing with journalists in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, the FRSC Sector Commander Godwin Omiko disclosed deceased marshals and four others were on night duty at the FRSC office in Koton-Karfe when the assailants invaded, according to reports.

On hearing gunshots, the slain marshals identified as Olaoluwa Adebayo and Adesina Iyanda both indigenes of Kwara state had taken to their heels into a bush but unfortunately, the gunmen fished them out from their hideout and left with the duo.

According to the source, security agents had combed the bush in search of the two marshals in the early hours of Monday, November 3, 2014, but all their efforts appeared futile.

It was learnt that in the evening of Tuesday, November 4, 2014, a woman who had gone to fetch firewood discovered their bodies in a shallow grave in the bush.

The corpses of the deceased marshals were recovered and on examination, it was discovered that they were shot in the head at close distance by the assailants.

Meanwhile, the corpses have been deposited at the Ankuri Hospital mortuary in Lokoja.

“They removed their uniforms before shooting them. They used their lanyard and shoe laces to tie their hands and legs. There were bruises all over their bodies, which means they were dragged over a distance before they were killed,’ Omiko said.

It was further gathered that the gunmen had carted away with some of the items of the victims including their uniforms, service belts and shoes, identity cards, official and personal mobile phones and ATM cards.

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