SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, (THEWILL) – An officer of the Oyo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has allegedly shot dead a 21-year-old youth, Tosin Thomas.
Thomas was hit by the bullet allegedly fired by a member of Amotekun on Wednesday night while going back home from work. It was not clear what led to the shooting.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident in a statement.
He said, “A report was received from one Alamu Timothy ‘m’ at Mokola Police Station today, Thursday, January 14 about 09:10 am, and alleged that one Tosin Thomas ‘m’ 21 years of Ode Olo area of Ibadan while going home at Total Filling Station, Mokola, Ibadan.
“He was going home on Wednesday at about 11:30pm and was hit by bullets from a gun fired by Amotekun operatives.
“He was rushed to University College Hospital for immediate medical attention and thereafter was confirmed dead by medical personnel. An investigation has commenced into the matter and further development shall unfold.”