NURTW Member Shot As Police Clash With Hoodlums In Osogbo
A member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has been shot
Afeez was allegedly shot around Old Garage motor park on Wednesday when some policemen were attempting to raid a black spot located in the vicinity.
Bounce News gathered that officers from Dugbe police station in the metropolis barricaded the park, which is popularly known as Lagos park located at Old Garage area of the town as early as 8:30 am to make some arrest.
According to a driver in the park who craved anonymity, the police were reacting to a fracas amongst some hoodlums at the park on Tuesday night, which caused disorderliness around the area.
It was further gathered hat some of the hoodlums allegedly attacked the policemen with stones, a development which compelled them to shoot indiscriminately.
According to him, in the ensuing melee, Afeez was allegedly hit by bullet, just as people around the area, including drivers, passengers and hawkers scampered to safety to avoid being caught up in the pandemonium.
Some drivers and other suspected hoodlums were subsequently arrested, while the victim, who was allegedly shot was later rushed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital by operatives of Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) who were mobilised to the area to quell the clash.
The chairman of the NURTW of the Lagos motor park, commercial bus unit, Kazeem also known as Asiri Eniba was also arrested alongside other drivers by officers of the FSARS for questioning, just as an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was stationed at the scene of the clash.
When contacted, Osun State Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye told our correspondent to liase with the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Folasade Odoro for a statement over the incident.
But several calls put through to the cell phone of the PPRO were ignored as of the time of filing this report.
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