Oyo Amotekun operative, who shot police constabulary arrested


An operative of the Oyo State Security Network, also known as Amotekun Corps, who reportedly shot a police constabulary in Oyo town has been arrested.

The victim and his shooter are; Fatai Yekini, and Ibrahim Ogundele respectively. The police constabularies are not the regular police officers but were recently trained by the Nigeria Police Force for community policing amid widespread insecurity and were deployed to their various local governments.

Ogundele is working with the Amotekun Corps at Isale-Oyo area, while Yekini is a Special Police Constabulary attached to Ojongbodu police station.

The incident happened between them at the Sanga area of Oyo town on Saturday when security agents were trying to disloge some youth that staged street carnival in the area, which is under ban in the state in order to stem COVID-19 tide.

“Yes, this happened when the 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,” the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi said.


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