Amotekun Official Opens Fire At Police Officer

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde (second right), inspecting the pioneer Corps of the Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps), during their passing-out ceremony held at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo. PHOTO: Oyo State Government

Richard Ginika Izuora

An operative of the Oyo State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Amotekun has reportedly shot a Policeman, Fatai Yekini, in Oyo town, on Sunday, January 3.

The Amotekun officer identified as Ibrahim Ogundele allegedly opened fire on one of the Policemen immediately they arrived at a carnival to dislodge attendees.

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

It was learnt that the Amotekun 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.”

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