Police Gives Reason ‘Drunk Officer’ Attacked Revellers In Night Club

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The officer, Taiwo Orilade, who engaged in a fracas at a popular night club in Alagbaka area of Akure the Ondo State capital, was provoked by the boys he allegedly stabbed, the state Police Command has said.

Orisade, who was said to have been drunk, it will be recalled, allegedly stabbed nine persons in the club during a free-for-all fight.

A statement issued on Monday, by the state police command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Undie Adie, had ordered for a full investigation into the matter, explaining that from the preliminary investigation conducted by the command, three boys were involved in the brawl, not nine and the police officer did not stab any of them.

Said he: “There was a social gathering organised by a friend to one of our policemen, Sergeant Taiwo Orishalade at a popular eatery in Akure to celebrate the birthday of his girlfriend. The police officer who was not on official duty and also not in uniform sat with some other guests at the party.

“At a point, some boys who apparently identified the police officer even though he was in mufti, approached him to buy drinks for them. The policeman humbly told them that he was just invited by a friend to the party and besides, he did not have enough money on him to accede to their request.

“The boys who were apparently drunk and appeared like miscreants insisted that the officer must buy them drinks or leave the scene, or in the alternative be ready to be killed just like they did to his colleague inspector sometime ago. The officer pleaded with them to take things calmly, but in a twinkle of an eye, one of the boys slapped him while the other one took a bottle, smashed it and stabbed the Sergeant with it.

“Naturally, he had to fight back which resulted in injuries to the three of them. The three of them involved in the incident including the policeman were taken to the hospital, treated and discharged.”

According to him, all the boys involved in the fight had refused to report at the police station.

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