Two personnel of Amotekun have been allegedly detained and another one shot by the divisional police officer in Ile Igbon, Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State.

According to the information gathered, the Amotekun officers Olatunji Mayowa and Jenyo Isiaka had arrested an herdsman that was alleged to have set a farmland ablaze.

 The report also indicated that the D.P.O. Adepoju Ayodeji, on hearing the story, ordered the arrest and detention of the Amotekun officers.

The report added that seven Amotekun officials went  to the Ile- Igbon Division, to effect the release of their two members that were detained.

 And as the leader of the Amotekun was discussing with the police station guard, the D.P.O, allegedly rushed out, snatched an AK 47 Rifle from an officer standing by, and shot at the Amotekun Corps personnel.

Job Adewale was allegedly hit at close range on the right leg, while the detained officers Olatunji Mayowa and Jenyo Isiaka and the complainant were still in the Police Cell in Ile- Igbon Division.

 Reacting to the incident the Oyo State Police Public Relation Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi said the DPO shot in defence

Reacting, the Amotekun commandant in Oyo State, Olayinka Olayanju, confirmed the incident.

Mr. Olayanju said the injured Amotekun personnel was presently receiving treatment at Ogbomoso Teaching Hospital.

Abisola Oluremi


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