Police Arrests Council Officials over Hairdresser’s Death

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Police Arrests Council Officials over Hairdresser’s Death

The Nigeria Police, Ondo State Command, has arrested some officials of Akure South Local Government for allegedly involving in the death of a 38-year-old hairdresser, identified as Mrs. Toyin Ijiyemi.

Newsmen gathered that the suspects were said to be trying to seize the late Mrs. Ijiyemi’s television set over alleged non-payment of tax at her shop at Bolajoko Street, Oke-Aro area of Akure.

The local government officials, said to be tax collectors, allegedly stormed Mrs. Ijiyemi’s shop and requested for her tax evidence, but she allegedly declined.

A sister to the deceased, Mrs. Mojisola Otitilowo, said the deceased, who was a widow, fell down and died while dragging her television set with the council tax officials after it was seized from her.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Femi Joseph, described it as unfortunate and said some suspects had been arrested over the death of the woman.

Mr Joseph noted that investigation into the matter was still ongoing, adding that the suspects would soon be arraigned in court.

Leke Adegbite

 

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