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Regional News of Thursday, 14 January 2021


Suspected Amotekun officer allegedly shoots boy in Ibadan

A 21-year-old was shot by men suspected to be Amotekun officers.

Identified simply as Oluwatosin Thomas, an eyewitness said the shooting occurred in the Inalade area of Oyo state just after the deceased left his house to buy bread in Mokola.

The eyewitness claimed some operatives of Amotekun stormed the community and started shooting sporadically.

Thomas was hit by a stray bullet and was seen in the pool of his own blood after the shooting had stopped.

The mother of the victim, Mrs. Thomas said she ran to the spot as soon as she received the news, challenging the officers on why her son was shot. She also alleged the operatives assaulted and threatened to kill her alongside a brother of the deceased, according to Linda Ikeji.

Mrs. Thomas further disclosed that she tore the shirt of one of the operatives as she struggled to get hold of him. She said after the struggle, the officers sped off with the number 012.

An investigation has begun says Amotekun Commandant Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd.).

Olayanju said he invited leaders of the Corps in the area for proper briefing to ascertain the claims, and also find out the true situation of what transpired.

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