The outgoing Police Commissioner in Ondo State, Mr. Isaac Eke, said yesterday that the command had begun investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a politician, Mrs. Ronke Adeluga, who was allegedly beaten to death by police officers in Akure.

He briefed reporters when he received the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 11, Oshogo, Mrs. Kalafite Adeyemi, who was on a familiarisation tour.

Eke said the command had arrested seven police officers allegedly involved in the death of Mrs. Adelugba, assuring that the cause of her death would be unravelled.

The deceased, a chieftain of the Accord, was allegedly beaten to death by police officers, who invaded her home in search of suspected hoodlums.

Eyewitnesses told reporters that she was allegedly hit with a gun and beaten up by two of the seven policemen who came to her home, after an argument.

The police boss said: “What happened was that the policemen, acting on a tip-off, stormed a hideout where criminals smoke Indian hemp and engage in other nefarious activities. Unfortunately on arrival, some of the suspects fled and they pursued them.

“Two of the suspects ran into a woman’s house. They were later arrested. The next thing we heard was that the woman had died. The cause of her death is being investigated.

“The arrested officers will tell us what happened. At least there were people on the premises, who were with the woman.”

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