Amotekun Official Shoots Policeman in Oyo

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Amotekun Official Shoots Policeman in Oyo
Nwolu Obiajulu

A member of the Oyo State Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has allegedly shot and injured a police officer, identified as Fatai Yekini.

reports say Yekini who is a special police constable attached to Ojongbodu Police Station, was shot at the Sanga area in Oyo town on Sunday by the Amotekun officer, Ibrahim Ogundele, Punch reports.

Ogundele was reported to have shot at the police officer when the police team deployed from Ojongbodu arrived at the scene of the New Year carnival to dispatch those celebrating there.

The incident was said to have taken place around 3 pm on Saturday.

The Amotekun official was reported to have been arrested and place in police custody while the injured policeman was receiving treatment at the hospital.

The incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi.

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

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

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