Students hit by stray bullets still alive -Ogun Police

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.Ogun PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi

The Ogun State Police Command says none of the students of Unity High School hit by stray bullets during Enugada/Ago Ika crisis on Thursday had died.

The state Police Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement on Friday, stating that Sadiat who was reported to have died at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Abeokuta where she was rushed to after she was allegedly hit by a stray bullet, is alive and the treatment in the same facility.

Two of her colleagues who were equally hit by stray bullets are also receiving treatment there.

However, NOTM gathered that the hospital authorities said Sadiat’s condition had warranted her being kept in the Intensive Care Unit.

Oyeyemi also debunked he media reports that the police operatives who allegedly fired the shots were after an Internet fraudster popularly known as ‘Yahoo boys’.

Rather he explained that the policemen involved those attached to Anti-cultists unit of the command, and they were after some notorious cultists who were sighted in the area.

Oyeyemi’s statement read partly, “To set the record straight, the incident happened when the Anti-cultists team were on routine patrol of the metropolis and sighted two amongst the most wanted cultists who have played major roles in various violent clashes in recent time, who are simply identified as ‘’Akuko Beggar’’ and ‘Slim cash’’. The team then rounded the duo up and got them arrested.

“As soon as they were arrested, some of their members around the place mobilised and attacked the police team; they succeeded in setting free one of the suspects simply known as “Akuko Beggar” after inflicting several machete cut injuries on one of the policemen, but the other suspect,Slim cash was taken to custody.

“The hoodlums further mobilised themselves in large numbers, armed with dangerous weapons to attack the divisional headquarters at Enugada, but they were repelled by policemen. In the process, three persons were regrettably hit by stray bullets and they are all recuperating in the hospital.

“It is also worth of note that contrary to rumour circulating on social media, none of the victims has given up the ghost, they are all receiving treatment in the hospital and police delegates led by the Area Commander, Adatan had visited them.

“The command therefore wishes to state categorically that the war against cultism will continue, no matter the challenges or propaganda embarked upon by cultists and their sponsors.

“We are determined more than ever to rid the state of these hoodlums who have been terrorizing the state and making life difficult for innocent citizens.

The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole hereby appeals to the general public to support and cooperate with the police and other security agencies in this onerous task so as to make Ogun State a peaceful place for all to live.”

 

 

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