A Polytechnic graduate, Olaoye Akintayo was shot dead on Saturday evening by a police officer while unwinding with his friends in an Ekiti hotel, Channels Television can confirm.
The suspected extrajudicial killing comes as the country continues to reckon with the #EndSARS protest, which called for an end to police brutality.
According to a friend of the deceased and other eyewitnesses, the police officer alighted from a Hilux van, entered the hotel premises and the next sound heard were gunshots.
It is not yet clear what triggered the gunshots, which also left another person injured.
The policeman and his other colleagues reportedly dumped the victim’s corpse at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital before escaping and leaving the Hilux at the hospital premises.