Police arrest vigilante for allegedly killing police officer


The police in Osun on Friday say they had arrested a local vigilante for allegedly shooting dead one of its officers, Akinsanya Akingbade, attached to the Olu of Ileogbo in Iwo Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, said the shooting happened at about 12:45 p.m., during a communal clash between people from both Iwo and Ileogbo.

Ms Opalola said the vigilante, who also served as a palace guard to the Olu of Ileogbo, accidentally and negligently shot the police officer in the chest with a locally-made pistol.

She said the officer later died while being taken to the hospital and that his corpse had been deposited at the Osun University Teaching Hospital for post mortem.

“At about 12:45p.m., during a communal clash between Iwo and Ileogbo, a police constable, PC Akinsanya Akingbade , attached to the Olu of Ileogbo was accidentally cum negligently shot in the chest.

“The shooter, one Waheed Adeleye of Baale Adeleye compound Ileogbo, shot Akingbade with a locally- made pistol.

“The said Adeleye, who is a local vigilante, also serves as a palace guard to the Olu of Ileogbo.

“The weapon (gun) used by the suspect had been recovered from him and he had been arrested and taken into custody for further interrogation,” she said (NAN)

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