The Oyo State Police Command has rejected the report that a police officer shot a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ibadan.
Corps members had claimed that their colleague was allegedly shot in the head and chest by a policeman on stop and search routine at a new garage in Oluyole Local Government area of the state on Thursday.
However, spokesperson of the command, Adewale Osifeso, in a statement on Friday March 18, said that no single bullet was fired by the police at the scene of the alleged shooting.
According to the PPRO, a corps member who drove a Toyota Camry recklessly knocked down one policeman, Bright Agbadahun, while he was stopped by a team of policemen on stop and search duty.
“Nothing dey here, it is very boring” – Skit-maker, Nons Miraj advises Nigerians dying to travel to the UK (video)
Osifeso said the corps member refused to stop and in his bid to escape, he veered to his lane to face oncoming vehicles where he ran into a tricycle before the police caught up with him.
He added that corps member raised a false alarm that he had been shot and other corps members returning from Community Development Service who heard him started to protest and became unruly.
Upon seeing the policeman who was knocked down, the PPRO said the riotous corps members stabbed him on the cheek before he was rescued and taken away for treatment.
“The Oyo State Police Command wishes to dispel rumors making the rounds about a shooting incident involving a police officer and a National Youth Service Corps member as mischievous and a fictitious imagination of mischief agents,” the statement reads.
“Preliminary investigations/independent witness accounts revealed that a reckless driving corps member in the company of his colleagues while returning from their Community Development Service (CDS) in a white tinted Toyota Camry with Reg No ABY 237 JR was flagged down by operatives on legitimate stop and search duties along with Black Horse Area, New Garage, Off Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode Road.
“However, he drove directly towards the direction of the officers, thereby knocking down, one Sgt Agbadahun Bright.
“Resolute in his actions and in a view to escape, he drove off without batting an eyelid and veered off his lane towards the direction of other incoming vehicles till he ran into a tricycle from where the policemen caught up in him.
“On sighting his returning colleagues from their various Community Development Service Groups, he immediately raised a false alarm about being shot at by the police officers thus inciting the now riotous corps members to completely cut off the flow of traffic by blocking the road and other adjoining routes before proceeding to attack any officer in sight.
“Assertively no shot was fired at the scene by any officer(s) before or after the incident at the corps member or his vehicle rather the riotous corps members smashed the side mirrors of the officer’s Kia operational vehicle, broke its windscreen, and deflated all its tyres.
“The riotous corps members then pounced on Sgt Agbadahun Bright and stabbed his right cheek with a sharp object. The officer was immediately rescued by swift police reinforcement and is presently receiving medical attention.
“The Commissioner of Police however wishes to state assertively, that while being civil and professional in the discharge of their duties as expected, officers and men of the command would no longer condone acts of hostilities such as these from members of the public.”
Meanwhile, The Public Relations Officer of the NYSC in Oyo State, Mrs Christy Olatoye, in a statement on Friday, said no corps member was shot.
“The attention of the management of NYSC has been drawn to the news making rounds in the social media that a corps member was shot dead by policemen at Ibadan while returning with his car from the weekly Community Development Service within the Ibadan metropolis,” the statement reads.
“To put the records straight, no corps member was shot in the head or chest and no life was lost during the encounter between some corps members and policemen on duty
“As a matter of fact, the police authorities in Oyo state quickly intervened and the situation was immediately brought under control, and normalcy returned as expected.
“However, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State has authorised an investigation into the matter to ensure that those who erred are reprimanded accordingly.”
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on special.
my blog post :: tracfone 2022
When someone writes an article he/she maintains the image of a user in his/her mind that how a user can be aware
of it. So that’s why this article is great. Thanks!
I got this site from my buddy who informed me concerning this website and at the moment this time I am visiting this
web page and reading very informative content
Currently it seems like Expression Engine is the preferred blogging platform
out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?
Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, as well as
What’s up, every time i used to check blog posts here early in the daylight, because i love to learn more and more.
If you desire to take a good deal from this article then you have to apply such
techniques to your won web site.
Hi to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this blog; this blog consists of amazing
and really fine data for visitors.
If you desire to get a good deal from this article then you have to apply
these strategies to your won blog.
Hi there, after reading this remarkable post i am as well
glad to share my knowledge here with mates.
Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading
through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking
and checking back frequently!
Right here is the right website for anybody who wishes to find out about this topic.
You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with
you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new
spin on a subject that’s been discussed for many years.
Great stuff, just great!
Its such as you read my thoughts! You appear to know so much
about this, like you wrote the e book in it or something.
I believe that you simply can do with some % to drive the message home a little bit,
however instead of that, this is wonderful blog.
A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.
I have been browsing online more than 2 hours today,
yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.
In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made
good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.
I like what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and coverage!
Keep up the awesome works guys I’ve you guys to my personal blogroll.
Heya i am for the primary time here. I came across this board and I to find It really useful & it helped me out much.
I’m hoping to offer something back and help others like you aided me.
I got this website from my buddy who informed me about this website and now this time I am
visiting this web site and reading very informative articles or reviews at this time.
Hiya very nice site!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful ..
I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also? I’m satisfied to seek out numerous useful
info here in the publish, we want work out extra strategies on this regard,
thank you for sharing. . . . . .
Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better!
Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room
mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward
this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read.
Many thanks for sharing!
Awesome site you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here?
I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get responses from other knowledgeable people that share the
same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
Thanks a lot!
Hello, i think that i saw you visited my
blog thus i came to “return the favor”.I
am trying to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok
to use a few of your ideas!!
I enjoy what you guys are usually up too. Such clever
work and coverage! Keep up the great works guys I’ve included you guys to blogroll.
Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum
it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
Do you have any suggestions for inexperienced blog writers?
I’d definitely appreciate it.
I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this webpage on regular basis to take updated from most up-to-date
I blog often and I seriously appreciate your content.
This great article has truly peaked my interest.
I am going to bookmark your website and keep checking for
new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed as well.
Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this site.
It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very hard to get that “perfect balance”
between user friendliness and visual appeal. I must
say you have done a very good job with this. Additionally, the blog loads super quick
for me on Chrome. Excellent Blog!
I am sure this paragraph has touched all the internet people, its really really pleasant post on building up new web site.
Fabulous, what a website it is! This website provides helpful information to us, keep it up.
I always spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s content daily along with
a cup of coffee.
Wow, amazing blog structure! How long have you ever been running a blog for?
you made blogging glance easy. The full glance
of your website is fantastic, as neatly as the content!
It’s hard to come by educated people in this particular topic, but
you sound like you know what you’re talking about!