Sunday, February 20, 2022

One Shot Dead During Osun APC Guber Primary – Police


The Osun State Police Command has said that one person was shot dead by gunmen at a polling centre in Odogbo-Ijesa in the Atakumosa East Local Government Area of the state.

Disclosing the killing, the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, said the deceased was pulled out from the queue waiting to vote during the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in his ward.

The police spokesperson added that the killers and the victim were suspected members of cult groups.

Opalola said, “It was reported that a gang of six men, led by a known and wanted cultist (name withheld), went to a polling centre in Odogbo-Ijesa in Atakumosa East and pulled out their victim out from the queue,” she said.

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“The suspects were reported to have shot their victim dead before driving off in a Hilux truck and motorcycle they came with.

“The witnesses at the scene and some residents claimed that the victim was also a known cultist in the community.

“When the police were informed of the incident, they chased the suspects and accosted them at Iwara-Ijesa.

“The suspects then opened gunfire at the police team, which led to an exchange of gunshots that eventually forced the suspects to flee into the bushes, after they were overpowered, thereby leaving their vehicle and motorcycle behind.”

She noted that the Command was on the trail of the suspects.

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