A Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ile-Igbon Division, Surulere Local Government Area of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Adepoju Ayodeji, has shot an operative of Amotekun for arresting Fulani herdsmen.
He was shot for arresting the herders who allegedly destroyed a cassava farm.
This was confirmed by Amotekun commandant in the state, Col. Olayanju Olayinka (retd.).
According to him, the police boss shot the victim at close range.
A source 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.”