Amotekun officer didn’t shoot policeman intentionally – Commandant

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The Oyo State Security Network Agency known as has said its , Ibrahim Ogundele, did not intentionally shoot a police constable, Fatai Yekini.

The Commandant of the corps Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd), said this a made available to our correspondent on Monday by the of the security outfit, Mrs Ayolola Adedoja.

Olayanju said corps were invited by the police to join them dismantling a carnival stage which the police had warned against.

He said in the , the Amotekun ’s gun accidentally discharged itself and the bullet hit the in the thigh.

He said, “Amotekun operatives were invited by the police to join hands them to dismantle a carnival stage. The carnival held against the earlier warnings to the organisers by the police.

“The carnival stage dismantled unchallenged, but after this, the gun Ogundele Ibrahim discharged accidentally and hit the community in the thigh. The cause of this ( accidental discharge) has not been known.

“Yekini Fatai rushed to the General Hospital in Oyo town where he treated and he has been discharged.

“I want to state categorically here that there was feud of any kind between Ogundele Ibrahim and Yekini Fatai to warrant him.”

He also confirmed that the Amotekun officer had been handed to the police for proper investigation into the incident.

Olayanju said Amotekun had come under unfair criticisms despite the contributions of the agency to make the state safe.