The police in Osun State has shot a young man dead after allegedly taking a part of a large N8million booty.
A policeman has allegedly killed one Bashiru Ayedun for protesting against the arrest of his colleague who successfully duped an unsuspecting client of N8million in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State.
During the weekend, Ayedun was said to have joined other friends to celebrate with the alleged scammer who raked in the N8million before policemen stormed the scene to arrest him.
However, the deceased met his death while leading others in a protest against the arrest.
An eyewitness, who gave the account of the mayhem under anonymity, said that the youths protested because the police took part of the loots and still went ahead to arrest the internet fraudster.
According to him, the police were offered N100, 000 but they rejected it, saying that the boy should give more than that since he got N8 million.
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 bigger protest in Ile-Ife.”
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, Punch reports.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Osun state Afolabi Babawale confirmed that one Basiru Ayedun was shot dead and this resulted into a bigger protest on the streets of Ile-Ife.