One killed, policemen injured, vehicles burnt as Police, Yoruba Nation activists clash in Ojota

Fasehun, Adams’ factions of OPC deny involvement in fracas

Almost two years after a sales girl, Jumoke Oyeleke was shot dead by a member of the Nigeria Police Force in Ojota, Lagos, during a Yoruba Nation Rally, a young man was yesterday, reportedly killed in the same area.

While the unidentified man was reported killed by the Police, the Lagos State Police Command has denied responsibility but promised to investigate.

The Yoruba Nation group had planned to hold a mega rally at Ojota to press for self-determination but it ended up in a clash that resulted in burning of vehicles, inflicting injuries on a police and murder.

It was claimed that trouble started when police arrived the scene and shot teargas to disperse the crowd.

In a video that went viral, a young man was seen alleging the death of two members of the group and threatening to set police station in Ojota ablaze.

When contacted, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police (SP) Benjamin Hundeyin, said the police never shot anyone but went there to disperse the gathering and maintain order.

“Miscreants masquerading as Yoruba Nation Agitators came out in their hundreds, disrupting social and commercial activities at Ojota.

“A team of police officers, comprising Alausa Division and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) promptly stepped in to disperse the unlawful gathering and prevent a breakdown of law and order. The miscreants attacked the police, shooting, and destroyed two vehicles in the process.

“One person has been confirmed dead, while two police officers shot by the miscreants are currently receiving treatment. Four suspects have been arrested and investigations have commenced.

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