Unknown gunmen have shot dead a police corporal identified as Sunday Idoko.
The officer was escorting election results from Ipokia to the Ilaro collation centre in Ogun when the incident occurred around 8: 00 pm on Sunday in Eredo, Yewa South local government area of the state.
Results of the election for House of Representatives, Ipokia/Yewa South Federal Constituency seat were being taken to Oronna Hall in Ilaro when the gunmen ambushed the vehicle and began shooting sporadically.
Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, assuring that the election results were intact.
He said that the Ogun police commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed the deputy commissioner of police in charge of state criminal investigation and intelligence department, Wale Abass, to commence investigation into the matter.
“The unfortunate incident happened on Sunday evening when he was escorting election results to Ilaro. The hoodlums laid ambush on the vehicle conveying the results.
“We are on the trail of the hoodlums and we are going to arrest them,” Mr Oyeyemi said.