The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of an official of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) accused of causing the death of a commercial motorcyclist in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday.
The commercial motorcyclist identified as Yakubu Adesanya Aziz died last week Tuesday in a ghastly accident around Damilak Filling Station on Ondo road, allegedly caused by a civil defence official travelling to Akure for a promotion examination.
It would be recalled that the incident sparked wide protest in Akure when angry youths and colleagues of the deceased shut down the state capital as they vent their anger on street demonstration.
The protest later snowball into a wider one as a woman was accidentally shot dead by men of the Civil Defence, around Alagbaka’s office of the corps.
The NSCDC had confirmed that his officer from the FCT, Abuja Command caused the accident that killed Yakubu, but denied involvement in the killing of the woman, who has also been identified as Rita Rukewe Edowo popularly called “Mama Delta”.
Confirming the arrest, the state spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph in a phone interview said that the officer is currently in custody and might be charge to court soon.
Mr. Joseph however added that the officials of the NCDC have been frustrating investigations into the case of the woman who was shot dead during the protest, sparked by the death of late Yakubu.
“They were able to produce that officer who caused the death of the cyclist (Yakubu) and he is currently with us.
“But they have failed to assist us with investigation on the case of the other woman who was shot accidentally during the protest”, the PPRO said.
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased motorcyclist have called for justice, as the elder brother to late Yakubu, Mr. Kehinde Aziz, who spoke through a phone interview on Monday narrated how efforts were made to safe Yakubu’s life before he gave up the ghost.