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Irate Youths Burn Police Office In Osun



Some Osun youths, on Friday, set on fire, the Osun Police Area Command Office, Iwo, in protest of the alleged killing of a resident by policemen suspected to be members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

An eyewitness said the victim, Nafiu Ayodele, who was a student of Osun Polytechnic, Iree, was hit by a stray-bullet on Thursday, at Oluponna, Iwo.

The eyewitness, who lives close to the station and pleaded anonymity, said the angry youths stormed the command on Friday morning, engaged the police officers in a gun battle and then dislodge them from their offices before setting the place on fire.

“The youth dislodged the police officers, pulled down the fence of the station, brought out generators and other office equipment from the building and set the offices ablaze,” he said.

The police commissioner in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, who confirmed the incident also said that the command was on top of the situation. Adeoye said he had also directed the appropriate team to investigate the incident.