Amotekun operatives allegedly kill man in Ibadan

A 21-year-old man, Thomas Tosin, has been shot dead by operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, popularly known as Amotekun, at Mokola Roundabout area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The shooting reportedly occurred at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday, January 13.

The story has been confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi on Thursday.

According to Fadeyi, one Alamu Timothy had reported at Mokola Police Station, on Thursday, at about 9:10 a.m, that late Thomas, a resident of Ode Oolo area of Ibadan, was going home, and was at Total Filling Station, Mokola, “when he was hit by bullets from a gun fired by Amotekun operatives.

“He was rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, for immediate medical attention.

“He was thereafter confirmed dead by the medical personnel,” the PPRO said.

Fadeyi stated further that the investigation had commenced into the case, while further development would unfold.

When contacted, the state Commander of Amotekun, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju, said that an investigation was going on, promising to give an update on the development.

A credible source told Tribune Online that the deceased was shot at close range, and pellets had hit him on the left side of his chest and abdomen.
On Thursday morning, it was learnt that there was a peaceful protest by the mourners of the deceased, while his corpse was put in front of the house he dwelt in before his death.
It took the intervention of the police, and pleas from them, before the body was released to the law enforcement agents.
The remains had been taken to the mortuary at State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan, for autopsy.

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Amotekun operatives allegedly kill man in Ibadan

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