Two Varsity students shot by police looking for Yahoo boys


Two students of Osun State University, UNIOSUN, Osogbo, Kazeem Adesola and Ibrahim Ajao, have fallen victims to police brutality after they were shot during police raid on a football pitch.

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Adesola and Ajao are presently on the danger list at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, LAUTETH, Osogbo.

They sustained injuries from gunshots policemen from the headquarters of Zone 11 of the Nigerian Police Force controlling Osun, Oyo and Ondo States, fired at them.

The police had stormed a pitch at off-campus around Oke-Baale, Osogbo where students were playing ball on Saturday in search of Yahoo boys to extort money from.


“We were playing football when they came. They always come like that to arrest students here. They would say that we are involved in Yahoo-Yahoo and they would seize our laptops and phones.

“They would collect money on the pretext of bail. But we resisted them on this one. Within a twinkle of an eye, the policemen started shooting.

“When the policemen started shooting, we ran away but the bullet hit two of us and they were rushed to hospital. A bullet hit one near his stomach and another bullet hit the second one in his mouth,” an eyewitness was quoted as saying in many news report.

It was also said that Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye confirmed the incident, and disclosed that the affected policemen had been arrested and detained.

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