By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Police Command has shed light on what transpired on Monday when the Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola was allegedly attacked and shot at in Osogbo.
The Police claimed that it was some of the minister’s escorts that shot into the air without provocation.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yemisi Opalola, in a statement said: “Monday, at about 5.40pm, the Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola was moving in convoy of personnel of NSCDC, Correctional Service, Immigration, as well as some unidentified armed people, suspected to be political thugs along Orisumbare/MFS Road, Osogbo.
“Suddenly, some of the security escorts of the minister started shooting sporadically into the air without any provocation nor attack, thereby causing members of the public to scramble for their safety.
“Thirteen empty shells of G-3, assault and AK-37 rifles were recovered along the road after the minister’s departure.
“No casualty, however, was recorded.”
She, however, said that the report of the incident was still sketchy, adding that full report would be made available at the end of the investigation.