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Oyo State Police Command has debunked rumors of shooting corp member.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that Oyo State Police Command has dispelled shooting rumors between it’s officers and a corps member, discribed the report as mischievous.

The development according to a statement issued by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso stated that the preliminary investigations conducted by officers revealed that it was a case between a reckless driving Corps member and some officers that were on legal stop and duty along New Garage, Off Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode Road.

A copy of the statement made available to 9Janewshub.com.ng stated as thus; “The Oyo State Police Command wishes to dispel rumors making the rounds about a shooting incident involving a Police Officer and a National Youth Service Corps member as mischievous and a fictitious imagination of mischief agents.

Preliminary investigations/Independent Witness Accounts revealed that a reckless driving Corps member in the company of his colleagues while returning from their Community Development Service (CDS) in a White tinted  Toyota Camry with Reg No ABY 237 JR was flagged down by operatives on legitimate Stop and search duties along Black Horse Area,  New Garage, Off Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode Road.

However, he drove directly towards the direction of the Officers, thereby knocking down, one Sgt Agbadahun Bright.

Resolute in his actions and in a view to escape, he drove off without batting an eyelid and veered off his lane towards the direction of other incoming vehicles till he ran into a Tricycle from where the Policemen caught up in him.

On sighting his  returning colleagues from their various Community Development Service Groups, he immediately raised a false alarm about being shot at by the Police Officers thus inciting the now riotous corps members to completely cut off the flow of traffic by blocking the road and other adjoining routes before proceeding to attack any officer in sight.

The statement further maintained that, “Assertively no shot was fired at the scene by any officer(s) before or after the incident at the Corps Member or his vehicle rather the riotous corps members smashed the side mirrors of the Officer’s Kia  Operational Vehicle, broke its windscreen and deflated all its tyres.

The riotous corps members then pounced on Sgt Agbadahun Bright and  stabbed his right cheek with a sharp object. The officer was immediately rescued by swift Police reinforcement and his presently receiving medical attention.

The Commissioner of Police however wishes to state assertively,  that while being civil and professional in the discharge of their duties as expected, Officers and Men of the Command would no longer condone any acts of hostilities such as these from members of the Public.

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Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing and updates would be provided in due course.

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