Tension in Ife after police reportedly shot youth
Reports say that there is tension in Ile-Ife, Osun State, after a policeman reportedly shot at youths protesting the arrests of some of their colleagues and killed one.
Some youths are said to be spoiling for trouble with security operatives over the incident.
According to the report, while there were various accounts of the incident, the victim identified as Bashiru Ayedun was said to be one of the youths that resisted what they called unlawful arrests by the police.
Angry youths during the recent Ile Ife clash that left many dead and properties worth millions destroyed. Taye, a resident of the town, said trouble began a day earlier on Saturday, April 1 when a youth, who was alleged to be involved in Internet fraud successfully duped an unsuspecting victim of N8m and decided to gather his friends to celebrate it.
Some policemen reportedly got wind of the development and went to meet the youths to allegedly collect their share of the loot. They however rejected N100,000 reportedly given to them as too small in the huge haul the fraudster made off ‘his client’.