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Hundreds of youths in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State have staged a protest over the death of a man few hours after he was set free from the police custody in the area.

The demonstrators said the police tortured him, he was tortured by the police.

The protesters attempted to set the Police Divisional Headquarters in Ore on fire but were prevented by the police’s sporadic gunshots.

The deceased was arrested alongside other persons last Saturday night when the police raided the Evergreen Hotel and other spots.

A source revealed that the victim was set free with worse health condition which emanated from the alleged torture.

The source said: “Every other person raided alongside the deceased was granted bail with the sum of N20,000 and was paid through a PoS machine stationed at the police station.

“His family took him to the hospital after securing his bail with N500 and took him to the hospital where he was died after he complained of pains all over his body.”

The protesters took the dead body of the victim to the police station to show their displeasure but the police shot sporadically and chased them away.

The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Funmilayo Odunlami Omisanya, said: “However, on Wednesday,15th of March, 2023, one of the Manager operating a brothel in the area called the DPO to inform him that some people brought a lifeless body to his office claiming he died a day after he was released.

“These same set of people invaded the Police Divisional Headquarters of Ore that they will destroy and burn down the station but they were dispersed by the men on duty.

“It is pertinent to state that Ondo State Police Command does not handle issues relating to Police Brutality / Incivility to the Members of the Public with kid gloves as we are committed to upholding the primary duty of the job i.e Protection of lives and Property with high level of professionalism in handling cases reported.

“The command will not be deterred by the evil concorted by this unprofessional hungry online reporter who is out to defame the good work of the command by writing an unverified story for cheap popularity.”

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