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Protest As Policeman Allegedly Kills Truck Driver In Osun

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Pandemonium broke out in Osogbo, the Osun State on Friday following the death of a truck driver allegedly shot by a olice officer.

The incident, which happened at Ota-Efun area of the town, led to chaos as angry youth and motorcycle riders protested the killing of the driver.

It was gathered that the deceased who was driving a Shekeena Global’s borehole drilling truck was brutalized before he was shot dead.

The drilling truck, it was gathered, broke down along Ikirun way around 10:30am and that the driver allegedly blocked the road, while trying to fix the vehicle before the police officers reached the scene.

An eyewitness said: “The truck broke down at a turning near a police station and police officers entered into an argument with the driver, the police officer shot the man in the process.

“The man died immediately and his body was taken into police van.”

Police were shooting guns and teargas to scare away the angry crowd, another eyewitness said.

Efforts to get the reactions of the police proved abortive as the command’s spokesperson,  Yemisi Opalola did not answer her phones as at the time of filing this report.

 

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