Police DPO Shoot Amotekun Operative For Arresting Fulani Herdsmen In Oyo State

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The Divisional Police Officer at Igbon Police Station in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State, Ayodeji Adepoju, allegedly shot and injured a member of the Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun on Friday.


The DPO, it was learnt, ordered the arrest of two operatives of the Amotekun Corps for arresting herdsmen whose cattle were grazing on the farm in Gambari, allegedly destroying crops in the process.

The aggrieved farmer was said to have reported the case to Amotekun in the area and the herdsmen were arrested.

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But some of the herdsmen were said to have reported the case to the DPO who ordered the arrest of the two Amotekun operatives, Jenyo and Olatunji Mayowa, who were investigating the case..It was gathered that the DPO said the Amotekun was not set up to arrest herdsmen but to go after armed robbers.

The unit Commander of Amotekun in the area, Araoye Amoo, was said to have gone to the police station with his men to secure the release of the two officials..He was discussing with the station guard when the DPO stormed out of his office and reportedly collected a gun from a policeman and shot one of the Amotekun men in the leg.

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The DPO repeatedly claimed that he overheard the Amotekun corps say they were coming to the station to kill him.

Unit commander said one of the Amotekun corps who escaped from the scene was pursued and disarmed..Araoye said the police checked and discovered that the gun which was forcefully collected from the Amotekun was not even loaded

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