Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the alleged killing of a 21-year-old man identified as Tosin Thomas, by an officer of the Oyo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Operation Amotekun.
Thomas was reportedly killed by bullets allegedly fired by the Amotekun operative on Wednesday night while he was returning from work.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident in a statement said: “A report was received from one Alamu Timothy ‘m’ at Mokola Police Station today 14/01/2021 about 0910 HRS, and alleged that one Tosin Thomas ‘m’ 21 years of Ode Olo area of Ibadan while going home at Total Filling Station, Mokola, Ibadan.
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“He was going home on 13/01/2021 at about 1130 hours and was hit by bullets from a gun fired by Amotekun operatives.
“He was rushed to University College Hospital for immediate medical attention and thereafter was confirmed dead by medical personnel. An investigation has commenced into the matter and further development shall unfold.”
Eko Hot Blog cannot confirm what led to the shooting as of the time of filing this report.