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Two weeks after death of UI student, Amotekun officer shoots policeman in Oyo


A member of the Western Nigeria Security Network in Oyo State, also known as Amotekun Corps, at the weekend, shot a police officer, Mr Fatai Yekini, in Oyo town. The police officer was shot by an Amotekun Corps member identified as Ibrahim Ogundele at the Sanga area of Oyo town.
Ogundele is working with the Amotekun Corps at Isale-Oyo area while Yekini is a Special Police Constabulary attached to Ojongbodu Police Station.

According to a source, Yekini was shot on his left leg at a very close range around 3:00p.m. on January 2. The source said Yekini was taken to the Oyo State General Hospital in Owode area for treatment.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident, said the incident happened when the police officers at Ojongbodu division were responding to calls to dislodge some youths staging a carnival.
He added that the Amotekun Corps member had been detained at the police station for further interrogation.
Fadeyi said: “Yes, this happened when the police personnel at Ojongbodu Division, Oyo, were responding to calls to dislodge recalcitrant youths staging a 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.”
It would be recalled that two weeks ago, Akolade Gbadebo, a 400-level student of the University of Ibadan (UI) was killed by a member of the Amotekun Corps. It was gathered that Gbadebo was shot while students at a UI campus affiliated with the Federal College of Education in Oyo town were having fun around 10:30p.m. at Atiba.
Students, who witnessed the incident, said the victim died from the gunshot wound immediately.

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