#EndSARS: Protester allegedly killed in Ogbomoso; Police deny the killing

 

An unidentified man has been allegedly killed while another injured by unidentified police in Ogbomosho, Oyo state during the #EndSARs protest rocking Nigeria.

According to eyewitness who spoke to InsightMedia, the victim is a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.

Footages obtained by our Correspondent shows the moment the man was put on a motorcycle to be taken to hospital.

However, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu, denied killing of protester by his men.

The CP made the clarification, in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Fadeyi Gbenga.

According to the statement, the Police did not fire a shot or kill any protester as widely circulated as the CP in his earlier press release, had sought for collaborations of parents/guardian, religious and community leaders, leaders of thought to wade in and appeal to the angry youths to exercise patience, give the Police Command some time to properly reform SARS.

The statement read in part: “The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, has been drawn to the trending story/video that has been widely circulated on Social media today 10/10/2020 that Police killed a protester in Ogbomoso during the “EndSARS” protest.”

“The CP wishes to state that the Police allowed the protesters to express their feelings during the protest and they were not hindered in any form until when they started throwing stones into the Police premises and attempted to gain entrance into the premises.”

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“The Police, in turn, used tear gas to disperse them from gaining entrance into the Owode Ogbomoso Area Command/Police Station to disperse them and preventing them from gaining entrance and attacking the station.

“The Police did not fire a shot or kill any protester as widely circulated. The CP in his earlier press release had sought for collaborations of parents/guardian, religious and community leaders, leaders of thought, etc to wade in and appeal to these angry youths to exercise patience, give the Police Command some time to properly reform SARS.”

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