Amotekun operative accused of killing 21-year-old man in Ibadan

An unnamed operative of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Operation Amotekun in Oyo State has been accused of killing a 21- year-old man, named Oluwatosin Thomas.

Residents of the area told newsmen that the deceased had left his house to buy bread in Mokola, when some operatives of the corps stormed the community, shooting sporadically.

Thomas was said to have been hit by stray bullet and was said to have been seen on the ground in the pool of his blood after the shooting stopped.

It could not be ascertained what prompted the shooting or if the operatives were invited for security measures as at the time of filling this report.

The incident occurred at Inalende area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital city on Wednesday night.

Commenting on the incidence, the state Commandant of the Corps, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd.) said his office has commenced investigation into the matter as soon as it got wind of the development.

He said he had invited leaders of the Corps in the area for proper briefing and would ascertain the claims just as he promised to find out the true situation of what transpired.

He however assured any member of the Corps found guilty would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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