Osun motorcyclist dies 2 days after being hit by stray bullet

Thirty-year-old Saheed Olabomi had passed on two days after he was allegedly shot by a riot policeman in Osogbo, Osun State.

It was gathered that Olabomi passed on at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, where he had being on life support since Tuesday evening.

Olabomi’s elder brother, Mojeed Oyedele, who confirmed his death said the deceased failed to recover from the gunshot injury, despite spending the better part of his stay at the hospital on life support.

According to PUNCH, the father of two, was said to have carried a passenger going towards Old Oba Road, Osogbo, when he ran into traffic and some riot policemen deployed to the area to clear the road.

The riot policemen were said to be leaving the area, when they fired some shots into the air, one of the bullet hit Olabomi in the face.

Oyedele said, “When Olabomi’s mother heard about the demise of her son, her health deteriorated. She suffered shock and was taken to a hospital. He died around 8:15 pm (Thursday). He was immediately taken to the morgue. The plan to bury him has not been concluded. The family is sad over the matter. The wife of Saheed (Olabomi) and relatives have been crying since yesterday (Thursday).

“The family is aggrieved with the police. Saheed has a wife and two children. He was the one taking care of his mother.”

Asked about the family’s plan, Oyedele further said that the relations of the deceased would meet to decide on that.

“The Aragbiji of Iragbiji land is involved in the matter because we are of the same family. The family is having a meeting with the monarch now. The deceased studied Business Administration at the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. He earned an Ordinary National Diploma,’’ he said.


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