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Olaoye Akintayo who is a graduate, was today shot dead by a police officer while catching cruise with his friends in an Ekiti hotel.

The alleged extrajudicial killing comes as Nigeria continues to battle with the #EndSARS protest, which called for an end to police brutality.

According to a friend of the deceased who was with him as at the time of the incident the police officer came down from a Hilux patrol van, entered the hotel premises and the next sound heard were gunshots.

It is not yet clear what must have led to the gunshots, which also left another person injured immediately.

The policeman and his other colleague reportedly dumped the victim’s corps at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital before escaping and leaving the Hilux at the hospital premises.

When contacted the Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu confirmed to us that the officer, who only followed his principal to the state has been arrested, and an investigation is in progress to know the reason for the shooting.

On Sunday, friends of the victim thronged the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital where the survivor was taken and the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti demanding justice and an end to the misuse of firearms.

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