There was tension at Lemode in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State on Tuesday after a guest at a burial service held in the community, Stanley Ekpenisi, ran to his death while trying to evade arrest.
News Hub Mag! learnt that some policemen at a police outpost in the neighbourhood had raided a spot where Ekpenisi and other guests gathered around 9am that day.
On sighting the cops, the 38-year-old reportedly took to his heels and they ran after him.
He reportedly wanted to scale a fence when his hands slipped, he fell and became unconscious.
He was said to have been taken to a private hospital in the neighbourhood where he gave up the ghost shortly after.
Multiple sources said that angry youths staged a protest as the news of Ekpenisi’s death filtered in.
They blamed the police for the incident and attempted to set the police outpost ablaze but for the intervention of the community’s traditional ruler, Oba Solomon Adisa and senior police officers.
It was learnt that the Divisional Police Officer, Agbado Division which oversees the outpost, SP Kehinde Yero and the Area Commander, Sango Ota, ACP Monday Agbonike, prevailed on the youths.