Oyo State Police Command, Thursday, indicted operative of southwest security outfit, codenamed, Amotekun of killing another 21-year-old student, Tosin Thomas.
The force spokesman in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed this to newsmen in a statement issued in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
His words, “A report was received from one Alamu Timothy at Makola Police station today 14/01/202 and alleged that one Tosin Thomas ‘M’ 21 YRS of Ode Olo area Ibadan, while going home at Total Filing station Makola Ibadan on 13/01/2021 at about 1130 HRS, was hit by bullets from gun fired by Amotekun operatives.
“He was rushed to University College Hospital (UCH) for immediate medical attention and thereafter was confirmed dead by medical personnel.
“Investigation has commenced into the matter and further development shall be unfold please.”
Eyewitness who preferred not to be mentioned said, the incident created tension in the community which made shop owners to close their businesses for the day.
The victim was allegedly killed inside a Total filling station at Mokola roundabout on Wednesday evening.
It’s gathered that on Wednesday evening, two young men were having misunderstanding which led to one of them inviting men of Amotekun to the venue.
The source said when the men of Amotekun got to the venue, they did not engage the warring parties before one of them opened fire that hit the young man.
It’s further learnt that the victim was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital where he later died on Thursday morning.