The Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the death of a policewoman who was shot in the head by armed thugs during the the Ekiti State Assembly by-election violence on Saturday, March 20.
The deceased policewoman is said to be a nursing mother according to a statement issued by the Ekiti Police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu, on Monday, March 22.
Abutu, revealed that a total of three persons were killed by thugs during the election held to fill the vacant Ekiti East constituency (I) seat in the State House of Assembly.
The policewoman was recuperating from the fatal shot to the head.
“The Ekiti State Police Command, with the deepest sorrow, announces the death of Sgt Olawoye Bukola who was shot by a group of thugs that invaded ward 7, Unit 7 during the recent Ekiti East House of Assembly Bye-Election.
“She died at about 1800hrs today being 22/03/2021 at FMC, Ido-Ekiti, after fighting for her life for days.
“The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, CP Tunde Mobayo, on behalf of the Command; sympathizes with her family members and pray God grants her soul eternal rest.
“Meanwhile, the Command said that the suspects who committed the heinous crime have all been charged to court today,” the statement read.
The Ekiti East constituency (I) seat became vacant following the death of Juwa Adegbuyi, the former representative.
Adegbuyi passed away in February.
Several vehicles were also vandalised during the violence at different polling units.
Biodun Olujimi, a senator representing Ekiti South, narrowly escaped being killed by the thugs.