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Amotekun dismisses officer over killing of 21-year-old man in Ibadan

The Oyo State Safety Community Company also called Amotekun, on Thursday, stated that it has dismissed an officer for allegedly killing one particular person in Ibadan.

The brand new safety outfit stated that it has dismissed Kazeem Afolabi for allegedly killing Tosin Thomas, a 21-year previous man in Ibadan.

DAILY POST gathered that Thomas was shot on Wednesday by Afolabi at Makola space of Ibadan.

Thomas sustained gunshot accidents, which led to his loss of life.

The safety outfit has nonetheless insisted that it has dismissed Afolabi for appearing in opposite to the foundations of engagement.

Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju in an announcement made obtainable to DAILY POST on Thursday regretted the loss of life of Thomas.

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Olayanju added that the company has its personal inner mechanisms of coping with erring workers.

He additional acknowledged that Afolabi has been handed over to the police.

He stated, “At about 10 PM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Operatives of Amotekun, led by Workforce Chief George Idowu, acquired an alert of a purported armed theft operation at Complete Filling Station, Mokola, Ibadan.

“Following the misery name, the Workforce Chief and his crew of seven members, arrived on the scene.

“On arrival on the scene of the alleged crime, it turned out that it was not an armed theft operation, although a crowd had gathered.

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“The Workforce Chief, sensing no quick hazard to anybody on the scene instantly proceeded to talk with the station supervisor. Whereas he was with the supervisor, he heard a gunshot.

“Because it turned out, one among his crew members, by the title Afolabi Kazeem, who felt sufficiently threatened by the gang, which included some hoodlums armed with cutlasses and different harmful weapons, opened hearth to supposedly scare away the gang.

“Sadly, his shot hit one Mr Tosin Thomas, 23, who was subsequently confirmed lifeless. The Corps has discovered that Afolabi Kazeem with Ammunition Quantity AM031849 acted outdoors the Amotekun Corps’ protocols.

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“For that reason, he has been summarily dismissed from the Corps and handed over to the police for prosecution. Additionally, his Workforce chief, George Mr. Idowu, is being completely investigated and can face all mandatory sanctions.

“We need to reassure members of the general public of our inner mechanisms for coping with erring officers. We are going to proceed to coach and retrain our officers on finest practices and guidelines of engagement. The Corps deeply regrets the loss to the Thomas household, and we’re already in contact with the household.”

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