The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ile-Igbon Division, Surulere Local Government Area of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Adepoju Ayodeji, has earlier today, reportedly shot an operative of Amotekun for arresting Fulani herdsmen who allegedly destroyed a cassava farm.
According to the Amotekun commandant in the state, Col. Olayanju Olayinka (retd.), the operatives received a distress call from farmers to come and arrest some Fulani herdsmen who had destroyed their farms.
On getting to the farm, they apprehended the BORORO that was involved in the situation and took them to the police station to handed them over to them.
However, the situation changed when the Amotekun operatives got to the police station as the DPO ordered the arrest of the operatives who brought in the Fulani herdsman.
When the leaders of the Amotekun group, led by Olatunji Mayowa and Jenyo Isiaka got to the station to secure the release of the arrested Amotekun personnel, the DPO said the Amotekun operatives had no business in arresting anybody.
According to the Colonel, while one of the Amotekun operatives was speaking with the police officer on duty at the station, the DPO came out of his office, shot at them, and chased them away.
He said, “As one of the leaders of the Amotekun was discussing with the police station guard, the DPO rushed out from his office, snatched an AK 47 rifle from one of his officers, and sprayed the Amotekun operatives with bullets.
“One of the men of Amotekun, Job Adewale, was hit at close range in the right leg and the bullet also broke his right ribs. The DPO reloaded the rifle and released more gunshots at other personnel while they were trying to carry the wounded Adewale.”