Amotekun member detained for allegedly shooting police officer in Oyo state

A police officer identified as Fatai Yekini was on Saturday allegedly shot at by a member of the Oyo State Security Network also known as Amotekun Corps.

Amotekun member detained for allegedly shooting police officer in Oyo state

A member of the Oyo State chapter of the Amotekun Corps, identified as Ibrahim Ogundele, was arrested in relation to the crime.

The incident happened at the Sanga area of Oyo at the weekend.

The suspect who works at Isale Oyo allegedly shot Mr. Fatai Yekini, a special police constabulary attached to Ojongbodu Police Station, Oyo town.

Police spokesman Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi said the incident occurred when police officers at Ojongbodu Division were responding to calls to dislodge youths holding a carnival despite warning.

He said the Amotekun Corps personnel has been detained at the police station. Fadeyi said,

“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.

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

Yekini is reportedly receiving treatment at the Oyo State General Hospital, Owode, Oyo.

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