Violence Erupts As Police Kill Youth In Osogbo
Irate residents attempted to raze the Oke Baale Police Station in Osogbo on Sunday following the killing of a youth in the area by a team of policemen from the station.
Residents said a group of thugs led by the victim allegedly attacked some persons on Saturday night and the case was reported at the police station.
The victim, according to one Saheed, a resident, was known for violence and some of his alleged atrocities had earlier been reported to the Police.
Saheed said “Emir was an area boy and had been reported to the Police on many occasions. I heard that he led some of his boys to attack some people on Saturday night where they inflicted matchet cuts on them.
“That case was reported to the Police at Oke Baale and I think that was what prompted the Police to go after him. I learnt that the team of Policemen that went to arrest him traced him to Gbeja Primary School field where there was an altercation.
“He was shot in the process and was rushed to a clinic around the place but he was rejected maybe due to the degree of the injury he sustained from the gunshot. He was said to have been taken to LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo where he eventually died.”
He said that when his gang members learnt of his death, they went straight to the police station where they attempted to raze down the station.
The officers on duty called for reinforcement to prevent the irate youths from burning down the station and four armour personnel carriers, APCs, and armed mobile policemen were deployed to the station to stop the boys from carrying out the threat.
Normalcy has however been restored to the place.
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