Protest in Osogbo over killing of youth

Written by on September 15, 2020

There was panic in Osogbo Tuesday evening as youths armed with sticks protested the alleged death of one of them.

They attacked people in some parts of the town during the protest.

The protesters dumped a corpse believed to be that of the deceased in front of Osun Government House, Oke Fia, and destroyed a motorcycle.

Also, the protesters, who were mostly youths, also targeted police operatives and attacked many bystanders around Oke Fia, Alekuwodo, and Ilobu road.

A vehicle belonging to the Joint Task Force was also damaged around Alekuwodo Area by the protesters, while many traffic wardens met on duty were beaten up.

An unconfirmed report has it that a vehicle belonging to the JTF had chased a Toyota Corolla car with four occupants along East bypass, Osogbo which led to an accident around 5:10pm in the evening.

When contacted for reaction, Special Adviser on Security to Osun State Governor, Abiodun Ige, said she did not have the details yet.

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