Family of deceased 34-year-old Salahudeen Tafeed, is demanding justice for his death which is claimed to have occurred as a result of an alleged police brutality.
Tafeed died shortly after he was arrested in a police swoop on Sunday, July 23, 2023.
The family claim the police beat the deceased to pulp and left him to die.
The sudden death of Salahudeen angered some youth who stormed the Asawase police station and vandalized properties.
The youth accused the police of manhandling their friend, leading to his death.
They mobilised themselves, marched to the police station, and pelted stones at the officers around on Sunday evening, July 23, 2023.
Assembly member for Asawase West electoral area, Gideon Okai, confirmed the incident to Akoma FM.
“I heard some noise, and when I came out, I saw a group of young men throwing stones at the police station. So I called the airport police commander to deploy more officers to come and maintain law and order. You can see a lot of damages when you enter the police station. The louvre blades, metre, and other items have been vandalised. The youth are accusing the police of killing their friend, but the police have denied that,” he said.
Calm has returned after a team of police officers were deployed there.
By Ibrahim Abubakar|AkomaFM|Onuaonline.com