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Trader detained for nephew’s offence dies in police custody Published July 24, 2020

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Atrader , Kehinde Omotosho , who was arrested for an
offence allegedly committed by his nephew , Kabiru
Rasaq , has died in the custody of the police in Oyo
State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that policemen from the State
Criminal Investigation Department and Agugu Police
Station stormed the residence of the deceased on
Ifedapo Street in the Alajameta area of Ibadan on July
16 , 2020 .
officers claimed that they were looking for the victim ’ s
nephew , who was alleged to have been involved in a
fracas.
Upon discovering that the suspect was not around, the
cops reportedly arrested Omotosho and the suspect ’ s
younger brother , Jelili Rasaq .
They were taken to the Agugu Police Station and later
transferred to the State CID office at Iyaganku .
Seven days after the arrest, Kehinde reportedly died in
detention, as efforts by his family to see him were
frustrated by the police .
Jelili , who was released on Wednesday , told PUNCH
Metro that more than 100 suspects were locked up with
them in the cell .
He said , “ The police invaded our street last Thursday
around 1am and started shooting continuously , which
created panic because we thought that they were
armed robbers .
“ When they got to our doorstep and asked us to open
the door , we were scared. But when they said they
were policemen , we opened . They rushed in and asked
where Kabiru was. We told them that he was not
around . They searched everywhere and when they did
not see him , they took us away .
“ They went round to arrest some other people in their
houses and took all of us to the Agugu Police Station .
They later transferred us to the state CID that night .

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