Contrary to a report that the Nollywood actor and director, Azeez Ijaduade, was shot in Iperu Remo, Ogun State, the state police command said the victim was hit by a shot that was mistakenly discharged by a police officer on Sunday.
Recall that the news of Ijaduade being shot by a trigger-happy policeman was disclosed by his colleague, Abiodun Adebanjo, via his Instagram handle, @iamabiodunadebanjo, on Sunday.
The actor wrote, “Please we need help in Iperu. My director, Azeez Ijaduade, @kingzeez1, was shot by Nigerian police personnel.
“He is presently at Babcock University Teaching Hospital.
“Anybody with the contacts of the Police IG or Commissioner should reach out.”
However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, said in an exclusive chat with PUNCH Online, Sunday morning, that one of its officers attached to the executives of Bramajaj Company Limited, Ogere Remo, “accidentally discharged a shot from his rifle” during the end-of-year party of the company at a hotel in Iperu.
Meanwhile, Ijaduade, his crew members, and other actors were said to be having a movie shoot at the same hotel when the shot hit the Nollywood actor’s neck.
Police further disclosed that the actor had been rushed to the hospital, where he was said to be currently responding to treatment.
“The victim is currently in a stable condition,” Odutola said.