Tension as STRAY bullet from policeman kills two youths in Ekiti state

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Two persons have been confirmed dead by a stray bullet fired from the gun of a police officer in the Omisanjana area of Ado Ekiti.

WHAT HAPPENED?

The victims who were among the youths in the area met their untimely deaths when the police were attempting to arrest a suspected internet fraudster.

A resident and a witness said, ‘The fraudster had hit a motorcycle and the passenger while they care being pursued by the policemen who caused the accident.

‘But the irate youths stopped them from arresting them. It was in that process the gun was shot and two people were killed.’

POLICE STATEMENT

‘On 28/05/2024 at about 22:30hrs, a serious motor vehicle/motorcycle accident occurred involving a Lexus car and a Jincheng motorcycle along Omisanjana Area of Ado-Ekiti.

‘The Command, upon the receipt of the information, deployed the State Traffic Section to the Scene to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order as well as ensuring the safety of the victims.

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The statement continued, ‘On getting to the scene, the operatives met a resistance as some irate youths disallowed them from performing their lawful duty and insisted on carrying out jungle justice. This necessitated a call for re-enforcement to assist the officers on ground.

‘However, in the process, one of the officers accidentally fired a shot that fatally injured two persons.

‘The officer responsible for the shooting has been disarmed, arrested and detained and shall be made to face disciplinary action immediately’.

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