State Security Service (SSS) member Seyi Adebowale died after being shot dead by Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps (NSCDC) officer
The incident occurred on September 15 in Kuta, Osun State, during a visit by Army Chief of Staff Tukur Buratai to commission a bridge built by the Nigerian army.
It was collected that the NSCDC official identified as Sunday Dada and his colleagues allegedly fired indiscriminately into the air in a festive mood when a stray bullet hit the SSS officer in his abdomen.
Adebowale was rushed to Ladoke Akintola University Technology Hospital in Osogbo, the state capital of Osun, where he died on Monday, September 28 after two unsuccessful surgeries. He was buried on Friday October 2.
NSCDC spokesman in Osun State Daniel Adigun, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday, October 4, said it was a case of operational error and the officer involved in the shooting had since been arrested and detained by the command.
“We are currently having a (in good order) indoor trial and are aware of the situation to make sure this does not happen again.” he said.
Meanwhile, an Adegoke Adetayo, a friend of the deceased, took to Facebook on Friday to mourn him. He wrote;
“Adebowale Chemmy Micheal: Seyi, my name is. You have come, you have seen and conquered. You did your best, you gave your all, but death came from the unexpected. Even when you’ve been careful, the unwary took your life, ”
“I cherish every moment that we have had of growing up working in the city of Abeokuta with the likes of Ganiyu Adebayo Femi Adetola, Micheal Ogunbanwo, Kayode, dimanche, Polycarpe, Adebesin, Late Afolabi Okanlanwon, Idowu Abayomi and others before we all parted ways not because we wanted to, but by default of the work that took us through different paths, but we always held the connection.
“I join all of your friends, families and everyone who really cares, including Bar. Muiz Banire (former APC National Legal Counsel) in celebrating you and the eventful life you have lived. Farewell Seyi Kemi Micheal Adebowale. May your soul rest in peace. “