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  • Osun Police have finally reacted to shooting of The Nation Newspaper Reporter.

THE NATION REPORTERS reports that Osun State Police Command has finally reacted to the shooting of The Nation Newspaper Correspondent, Toba Adedeji, by policemen.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the police in Osun, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Wednesday said the CP had visited the victim and he found him alive.

This online medium had reported that police officials deployed to disperse some protesters in Osogbo had shot two people, including the journalist.

Some youths had assembled under Olaiya bridge in Osogbo to protest the alleged extrajudicial killing of one of them, identified as Abiola.

 

The protesters had blocked the road and prevented vehicular movement.

About 30 minutes after the protest, some police operatives stormed the scene and shot into the motley crowd and journalists covering the protest.

The journalist, who was shot in the thigh, was rushed to Osun State University, Osogbo for treatment.

However, in a statement by the police spokesperson, said, “The CP wishes to use this medium to inform the good people of Osun State, especially the journalists and youths that, the investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the alleged shooting of a journalist is ongoing; as he promised to make the outcome of the matter public.

“He urges everyone to believe in the Police and allow justice to take its course, as the affected journalist is alive, hale and hearty, having visited his home last night after he was treated and discharged from the hospital.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc urges the members of the public to go about their lawful duties, as Police will not relent in discharging its constitutional responsibility of protection of lives and property.

“He also warns against incitement and peddling of fake news, as this has criminal implications.”


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