Corporal Fawale Rauf, a police officer attached to the Osun State command of the Nigeria Police Force, has allegedly been beaten to death by officials of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) in the state.
The policeman, who was serving at the Dada Estate Police Station, Osogbo, died on the afternoon of Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Osun State Teaching Hospital, where he was being treated after the beating.
It was learnt that the deceased had a quarrel with the DSS officials, who later invited him to a joint in the town on January 14.
When he got to the joint, the DSS officials were said to have descended on him with objects like rods and sticks. They beat him into coma and left him unattended to.
Spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola confirmed the story but declined further comments.