In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, September, 2020

Oyetola Orders Probe As Recent Protest Hits Osogbo

Oyetola Orders Probe As Fresh Protest Hits Osogbo

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Based on PUNCH Metro, there was a contemporary protest in Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday over the dying of a youth.

The protesters made bonfires alongside Ofetedo Junction and resisted an try by policemen to disrupt the protest.

Sound of canisters purportedly fired by the police to disperse the protesters had been heard round Ofatedo Junction and Dada Property police station, whereas the youths hurled stones on the policemen deployed within the scene.

The id of the youth, who died within the accident, was not but recognized.

The PUNCH gathered automobile belonging to the JTF had chased a Toyota Corolla automobile with 4 occupants, believed to be web fraudsters, alongside East bypass, Osogbo, leading to an accident that claimed the lifetime of the youth.

In a spontaneous response to the accident, some youths armed with sticks had attacked safety operatives and a few bystanders in Oke Fia, Alekuwodo, and Ilobu street late Tuesday.

Additionally, a JTF automobile was vandalised by the protesters, whereas the corpse of the youth that died within the accident was dumped in entrance of the Osun Authorities Home in Oke Fia.

In the meantime, Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has referred to as on the Nigerian Police to right away launch “an intensive investigation into the circumstances and occasions that led to the reported dying of a citizen, following an alleged chase of a automobile by the officers of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad in Osogbo, the state capital”.

A press release signed by the state’s Commissioner for Info and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, mentioned the governor, was deeply disturbed by Tuesday night’s unhappy occasions and had requested the State Command of the Nigerian Police to unravel the matter.

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The assertion learn partially, “The tragic occasions that reportedly led to the dying of 1 individual on Tuesday night was each unhappy and surprising and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered a full investigation into the circumstances that led to all of it.

“To the governor, all lives matter and no person has a proper beneath our legal guidelines to take a life summarily. Whereas we recognize the nice job our regulation enforcement companies are doing to maintain Osun protected, the confusion and disruption to our peaceable state capital on Tuesday must be investigated.

“We hereby name on the Osun State Command of the Nigerian Police to launch a complete investigation into this tragedy.”

Oyetola then appealed to the households of the deceased and the injured to not take regulation into their arms by hurting extra folks or destroying properties.

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