Tragedy struck at a hotel in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State about 11.15pm on Friday when a policeman, Yunus Muideen, allegedly shot dead, a popular politician in the LGA, Femi Awoyale.
Awoyale was said to be a former Irepodun LG chairmanship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party.
It is provided that youths of Oro town launched protest when they heard of Awoyale’s death.
According to an eye witness who pleaded anonymity, the management of the hotel had invited policemen to ensure security of lives and property at the hotel for Valentine fun seekers.
He added that about 11.15pm on Friday, Muideen, a corporal, who was said to have been sleeping after allegedly being drunk, was woken up by noise from the vicinity.
It has been learnt that the cop thinking that the noise was from trouble makers shot twice in the air apparently to scare the suspected hooligans. The source added that after the noise had stopped, Muideen who is a corporal was about to take another nap when he suddenly hit his gun against the wall.
After the gun had hit the wall, one of them reportedly hit Awoyale on the chest. The politician subsequently fell down and died before he could be treated.