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Youths storm Police station with member’s corpse, demand justice in Osun

Hundreds of youths in Iwo area of Osun State on Tuesday, stormed a Police Station in Iwo with the corpse of their member identified as Abass Adewale, who was allegedly shot by a Policeman attached to the Olu of Ileogbo during a communal clash over disputed land.

Recalled that Citizens Compass had reported that a Police corporal, Akinsanya Akingbade, was allegedly killed by the Ileogbo palace guard, Waheed Adeleye over a disputed land along Iwo/Ileogbo Road.

It was alleged that Adewale was shot by the Police Corporal before his death.

However, Osun State Police Command has disclaimed this.

In protest, the youths in their numbers stormed Adeeke Divisional Headquarters in a truck with the deceased’s body attempting to dump it.

They drove the truck into the police station where they were addressed by a senior officer on duty, who pleaded that they should go and bury the body.

In a video posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Oladosu Adio alleged that Adewale was shot by an orderly to Oba Habeeb Agbaje during the crisis on the disputed land on Friday, May 7, but eventually died early hours on Tuesday.

“The deceased had a farm on the disputed land and was on the farm when he was shot on the head. He was in a coma since Friday, before he eventually died on Tuesday.

“We are calling that justice is done in the matter before the issue further escalates between youths in the two towns”, he said.

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