Adeleke Ogunsola, a police sergeant, on Saturday died in the compound of the former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, in the Sagamu area of the state.
The police officer reportedly died after one of the drivers of Mr Daniel knocked him down while he (the police officer) was trying to open the gate to the former governor’s private residence, popularly known as Asoludero Court.
Mr Ogunsola was one of the police officers posted to Mr Daniel’s house.
After he was knocked down, the police officer was rushed to a hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesperson in Ogun State, confirmed the incident, adding that it was an accident .
“We don’t know the circumstances that led to him opening the gate. We were not with him on duty,” Mr Oyeyemi continued.
“It might be that the gate, maybe the gate is of two arms, somebody will be opening the first arm, another person opens the other. It’s possible.
“If he’s not armed as of the time, he can help in opening the gate. But we’re not there with him. We don’t know the circumstances that led to him opening the gate.”
Source: The Witness