Richard Ginika Izuora
A medical report has revealed that Moshood ‘Akeju’ Abdulganiu, one of the civilians believed to be killed by the Police during Ogbomoso protests on October 11, died from the impact of high-velocity AK 47 live rounds.
In its preliminary report, the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital stated that Mr. Abdulganiu died due to 7.62 mm bullets fired at a close range, according to a university medical official familiar with the investigation.
The description matches the bullet specification for AK 47, the Police’s rifle of choice.
A full investigation is expected to be released in two weeks. The officials requested anonymity to comment on an ongoing investigation.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Nwachukwu Enwonwu said he was yet to receive the preliminary autopsy report.
Mr. Abdulganiu was killed alongside Taiwo Adeoye in Ogbomoso last Saturday, October 10.
They were protesting both #EndSARS and the fatal shooting of Jimoh Isiaq by the Police on October 10.
Although the Police have not issued an outright denial of involvement in the killing of Mr. Abdulganiu, amidst the post-mortem, they have tried to suppress evidence.
The DPO in Ogbomoso, Babalola Sarafa had made concerted efforts to intimidate the family into signing away their rights to justice in the case.
Mr. Babalola compelled the family to depose to an affidavit that they do not want an autopsy or any further investigation or prosecution in the killing of their loved ones.