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2 Weeks After Killing UI Student, Amotekun Officer Shoots Police Constable

Barely 15 days after allegedly killing a student of University of Ibadan, an officer of the Oyo State Security Network known as Amotekun, Ibrahim Ogundele, has shot a police officer in Oyo town, Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria.

The incident occurred on Saturday when Police officers at Ojongbodu Division in Oyo town responded to calls to stop an ongoing carnival staged by some youths in the town.

According to Daily Post, Mr Yekini was shot on his left leg at a very close range around 3 pm before he was taken to the General Hospital, Oyo, where he is still receiving treatment. 

Confirming the incident to newsmen,Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, revealed that the Amotekun officer has been arrested.

“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,” Fadeyi said.

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

HumAngle reported how Amotekun officers shot dead Kolade Gbadebo, an undergraduate of the University of Ibadan, who went to eat at Sabo area of Oyo town on Friday, December 18.

Rather than take responsibility, the security network attempted to cover up the incident with lies and threats. 

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