‘My late brother hated roadblocks, patrols, he was always scared to death’ – New Telegraph

The younger brother of Monday Orukpe, the policeman beaten to death by soldiers serving in the Army Ordnance Corp, Ojo, Lagos on August 3, said his older brother was afraid of death that’s why he dislikes not go on roadblocks and patrol.

The deceased younger brother, who does not want his name printed for security reasons, described him as a very calm and direct person who did not like trouble. He said his brother was averse to working outdoors, he was afraid of roadblocks and road patrols, that’s why he was always on guard, adding that throughout the years he worked at the command of Area C in Surulere, he worked as a post. guard, he didn’t go on patrol.

“When he was transferred to Area C, Iju Division, there was a senior officer who knew him in Area C, immediately the person saw him at Iju Police Station in Agege, a- he said on Monday Orukpe, this man who does not like money? He has been nicknamed “oga who does not like money”. “He does not like working outside for anything When he was transferred from Iju to the Ojo Trade Fair Division, he complained that male officers in the division are not allowed to serve as guards at the station. Officers are allowed to be at guard posts, so he was assigned to operations.

He was scared, he kept saying that I should put him in prayer until he was transferred. “He can’t hurt a fly. If you go to the station, his colleagues will attest to that. People don’t know that my brother is a policeman, because he is wise and very friendly. “He only wears his uniform in the office. It was after he was killed that the people on his street knew he was a policeman. He spent more than a year in this trade show division before the incident happened. What we, the family, is justice, for the children. The question is how the children will survive after him and how to take care of them and his young wife, especially their upbringing and maintenance.

How I learned of the death of my widowed husband

The distraught widow of the deceased, Mrs Favor Orukpe, has expressed concern for the welfare of her children, saying they have been traumatized since the news of their father’s death was told to them. The mother-of-four said news of her husband’s death came home to her through a message from her brother-in-law, saying her husband had been killed.

The next day, “I went to the station to confirm if it was true. When I arrived they took me to the morgue where I saw my husband’s dead body in the morgue. Favor said: ‘The last time I spoke to my husband was on Wednesday when he called to say he was already at work and would be back when he closed. So when he didn’t come back at the usual time I started calling his phone around 5pm to find out what was holding him up, I called his phone several times but no answer. I kept calling until 3:30 a.m., 4 a.m. her phone was off. “I didn’t dream anything and had no premonition that anything was going to happen.

When my husband left home on the fateful day, he was safe and I had no idea such a thing would happen to him. “My husband was all I had, he was my backbone. His plan was to raise his children to the highest level of education he could afford. Sadly he is no more, I don’t know what would be the fate of my children, but we place our trust in God his creator and our creator to sustain us after he is gone.

How he was beaten to death by soldiers

It will be recalled that Monday was beaten to a coma by soldiers yet to be identified on Wednesday August 3, while he was controlling traffic with his colleagues at the CCC gate on the Lagos/Badagry highway. The police had explained to the soldiers who had ordered them to clear the road to make way for their bus which was stuck in traffic that it was impossible because the road was very congested and in the annoyance the soldiers rushed on Monday and d other officers, but Monday sustained injuries in the process and died in hospital where he was rushed for medical treatment on August 4, 2020.

Police to the army: produce the soldiers who attacked our man

A week after Monday’s death, General Umar Musa, the outgoing general officer commanding 81 Division, claimed a policeman shot one of their soldiers in an altercation that cut off his ear , but narrowly missed his vital parts, which he says annoyed the soldiers forcing them to engage the police in a straight-forward that led to Monday’s death. However, reacting to this claim, the Lagos State Police Command asked the Nigerian Army to produce their man who they claim was shot in the ear by the policeman beaten in killed by soldiers in the state trade fair area.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said in a statement that the command’s attention had been drawn to a report credited to Major General Umar Musa, the outgoing general officer commanding the division. 81, claiming that a ‘police officer shot one of their soldiers in an altercation that cut off his ear, but narrowly missed his vital parts.

Hundeyin said, “As the Lagos State Police Command is in a distressed mood and has decided to toe the line of civility, it is pertinent to stand up against misinformation.” He said, the fact remains that on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the trade fair area of ​​Lagos State, about 30 Nigerian army soldiers attacked five police officers for stopping vehicles along their way. lane to clear the way for a heavy truck joining the express lane. “After the soldiers brutalized the ASP who was leading the team, pulled out his magazine and abducted two inspectors with their rifles, the next inspector they tried to attack fired a single shot in the air, an act which caused the soldiers to recoil.”The only shot was in the air. At no time was anyone hit. The Lagos State Police Command is challenging the army authorities to present the soldier who would have been shot.

“As we mourn our fallen hero and pray for the full recovery of the abducted second inspector, we urge Nigerians to ignore the claim that a soldier was shot as there was absolutely no truth to what the general said. asserted.” Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command said it was eagerly awaiting the report of the Board of Inquiry set up by the Nigerian Army to investigate the immediate and distant cause of the incident. “The command also looks forward to the soldiers’ peach behind the torture and murder of Inspector Monday Orukpe; and the return of two AK-47 rifles and three magazines taken by the soldiers, in line with the pledge made by the Nigerian Army conveyed by Brigadier General KN Nwoko during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Ablabi.


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