Ile -Ife: Police shoots one dead in latest crisis

 Ile-Ife has not known rest for the past couple of weeks as the community keep moving from one crisis to another crisis.

Last weekend, another crisis broke but according to the information gathered from an eye-witness report, one of the residents of the town told newsmen  that  the crisis started on Saturday when a youth, who  was alleged to be involved in Internet fraud also known as Yahoo Yahoo successfully duped his ‘client’ and decided to celebrate it.

The fraudster, it was gathered, duped an unsuspecting client of N8m and he was said to have gathered his friends to celebrate this.

The resident, who identified himself as Taye, said some policemen got to know about this and went to meet the youths to collect their part of the loot. The youth was said to have offered the policemen N100,000.00 which they allegedly rejected as they considered the amount meagre.

He said, “The policemen rejected the N100,000 and wanted to arrest the boys but they resisted and this led to a  fight. One of the youths was shot dead by a policeman in the process and this led to a protest.”

But another resident, Moho, gave a different account , saying that the yahoo boy was dating a girl and the girl jilted him and started dating a policeman.

The policeman was said to have got some of his colleagues and moved to arrest the ex-boyfriend but the boy and his friends were said to have  resisted arrest and this resulted into a clash. The victim was said to have been shot dead during the clash.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Osun State Command, Mrs. Folashade Odoro, did not answer repeated calls put across to her telephone to confirm the story.

However, when contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps  in the state, Mr. Afolabi Babawale, confirmed that one Basiru was shot dead and this resulted into a protest.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )


  1. Alfa , gbengben, twins , wale , and others are the police men disturbing ife , they at times post like thief and go to guys house to collect their own share of the loots and most of this so called police men are using big big car and houses they need to be checked by efcc

    • And they are also doing this yahoo as well . People that are meant to stop corruption that are even very corrupt , they are all doing yahoo and they have assets that must be checked by efcc their salary too need to be check . Alfa got cars and houses same as others they need to be seriously scrutinized and evicted from Nigeria force they are not meant to be part of Nigeria security . Most of the time they don’t put in uniform and am very sure that they will be part of the so call bad police that go for robbery and others . Nigerian pls help us in ife police are killing and treating the innocent


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