Amotekun operative shoots policeman during carnival

Posted by News Express | 4 January 2021 | 2,787 times

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An operative of the Oyo State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Amotekun has shot a policeman, Fatai Yekini, in Oyo town.

The Amotekun officer identified as Ibrahim Ogundele was said to have opened fire on one of the policemen immediately they arrived at a carnival to dislodge attendees.

The incident was said to have happened around 3pm on Saturday around Sanga area of Oyo town.

It was gathered that the operative was promptly arrested and has been put in police custody while the injured cop is said to be receiving treatment in hospital.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident when contacted.

He said, “This happened when police personnel at Ojongbodu Division, Oyo were responding to calls to dislodge recalcitrant youths staging carnival after several warnings that such should not be staged.

“The Amotekun personnel has since been arrested and currently being investigated at Ojongbodu Police station.” (The PUNCH)

Source: News Express

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