Controversy trails killings by alleged Amotekun officer in Oyo

Controversy trails killings by alleged Amotekun officer in Oyo
Published December 21, 2020
Olufemi Olaniyi , Ibadan
A man said to be a member of the Oyo State Security Agency , popularly known as Operation Amotekun , has allegedly killed two persons in the Isale Osi area of Ibadan .
The two victims were identified as Akin Delokun and Azeez Hammed .
The suspect, Sikiru Apanpa , was also alleged to have shot and injured another resident in the same area .
Some residents claimed that Apanpa was a member of the Oodua People ’s Congress, but was later recruited by Operation Amotekun.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the killings happened on Thursday when a resident invited the Amotekun corps to intervene in a fight among hoodlums in the area .
One of the hoodlums was reportedly shot and later died.
His death was said to have led to an attack on a vigilante in the area .
The vigilante, it was gathered, invited his colleagues to rescue him , which led to another round of fight .
The Chairman of Amotekun in Oyo State , Col . Kunle Togun ( retd) , when contacted by our correspondent, said he was not in Ibadan .
He said he would ask his men for details of the incident .
However, the Information Officer of Amotekun in the state, Mrs Ayolola Adedoja , denied the allegation against the security outfit .
Adedoja said , “ The man is not a member of Amotekun . I learnt that he is a member of the OPC. He didn’ t even apply to join Amotekun . He doesn ’ t have our uniform. He is not one of us.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the killings .
He said, “ The case that was reported at Mapo Police Station was an allegation against one Sikiru Apanpa that he led some OPC men to attack and kill a 26 -year -old -man, Delokun Akin , on December 15 , and one Azeez Hammed , aged 30 , at his home at Akala Road , Ori Eru on December 14 , for refusing to join the OPC.
“ The scene was visited by the police , but family members refused autopsies and they have since buried the corpses according to Islamic rites. Investigation has commenced and it is being intensified .”

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