Ilorin protester, Muyideen Mustapha, was killed by butchers, says Police IG

Late Muyideen Mustapha

The Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, has just sensationally claimed that 23-year-old Muyideen Mustapha, who died during a protest against the withdrawal of fuel subsidy in Ilorin on Tuesday, was killed by feuding butchers.

Addressing journalists after a meeting of the nation’s top security chiefs at the police headquarters in Abuja, Mr. Ringim exonerated his men of complicity in the death of the protester, saying Mr. Mustapha got caught in a fight by some butchers, who he said killed him

The police boss said he was in possession of a medical report which indicates that the 23-year-old did not die of bullet wounds.

He said he was ready to make the report public whenever he is pushed to do so.

But the father of the late protester,  Alhaji Oke-Odo, has insisted that his son died of bullet wounds.

Speaking yesterday in Ilorin, Mr. Oke-Odo, explained that the family confirmed that at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.

He said it was a “blatant lie, a glaring lie” that his son was stabbed by anyone.

He demanded that the culprit be brought to justice to serve as a deterrent to others.

Mr. Mustapha is the first casualty of of the ongoing national uprising against the sudden cut in petrol subsidy.

Since protests erupted across the country, the police has brutally cracked down on protesters, firing teargas and live ammunition at them.

Amnesty International



Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.