The Ogun State Police Command has admitted that its officers shot some innocent Hausa traders at a market while they were chasing some internet fraudsters popularly known as “yahoo boys” in Olomore area of Abeokuta.
Recall NescoMedia earlier reported that the shooting led to serious tension in the community as other traders in the area barricaded the major highway, burning tires on the road.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State’s Police command spokesperson, who confirmed the incident said the traders who were shot during the raid are still alive. He went on to revealed that the two injured victims are responding to treatment at the General Hospital in Ijaye.
Oyeyemi further revealed that the Ogun State Police Commissioner, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered for a full scale investigation into the incident.
Read the statement below;
“In view of the crisis that erupted yesterday 20th February 2020, following the shooting of two persons at Olomoore market Abeokuta by men of Anti-cultism team of Ogun State police command. The command hereby wishes to dispel rumor circulating on social media that the two victims have died.
“To set the record straight, the two victims of the gun shot are alive and responding to treatment at the state general hospital Ijaiye Abeokuta where they were rushed to by the officers of the Command.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson who was at the scene of the incident yesterday also visited the victims in the hospital where he met them in a very stable condition. As at this morning, the officers of the command have visited them in the hospital and they were responding well to treatment.
“Meanwhile, a full scale investigation into the case has commenced as directed by the Commissioner of police with the view to unravel the immediate and remote cause of the crisis and sanction appropriately those that will be found wanting in one way or the other so as to forestall the re-occurrence of such ugly incident in future.
“The Command therefore wish to appeal to members of the public especially facebook and other social media users to desist from spreading fake and unverified information as this is capable of causing chaos and unwarranted shedding of blood.”
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