Riot in Osogbo after police shoot resident dead


A clash between protesters and the police truncated the relative peace of Osogbo, capital of Osun State, on Sunday following the alleged shooting of one Segun Emir by a police officer.

Residents said a policeman shot Segun on his chest during a hot argument at Gbeja area of the capital.

Segun was said to have been rushed to a private hospital, but he was rejected, and died later as he was being taken to the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital.

The situation immediately ignited a protest from youth who made their way to the Oja-Oba police station and made an attempt to torch it, but were prevented by armed police officers.

They also prevented free movement of vehicles and caused panic among residents within the city.

The Police Public Relation Officer in the State, Folasade Odoro, in her response, said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye, had ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter.

She explained that the shooting occurred when thugs attacked a police patrol team on their way to respond to a distress call that thugs were harassing innocent citizens.

“We received a distress call that over 50 thugs were harassing innocent people at Aloyunkewu, Imole n fe Alaafia street, Lion Junction, Ori Eeru, Oke Allahu all at Oke Baale area in Osogbo and that peoples’ lives were in danger,” Ms. Odoro said.

“Policemen were deployed to the scene swiftly to rescue people and when the police patrol team got there, the thugs attacked the policemen with dangerous weapons.

“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter.”

It was however gathered that the police officer who fired the deadly shot, whose name was yet to be made public, had been detained by the police authorities for investigations.

The remains of Segun has since been deposited in a mortuary.


Now available on

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

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here

TEXT AD: New Discovery Reveals 3 Secret Fruits that Help Men Last 25mins in Bed and Increase Manhood Size. Click Here!

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.