Police parade 20 suspects responsible for the Hausa/Yoruba clash which led to 46 deaths in Ile Ife
On Tuesday, 7th March 2017 at about 2010hrs, one Alh. Nasiru Abdul Magaji of no. 50, Sabo Street, Ile-Ife, Osun State reported at Moore Police Station that one Oba Ademola Ademiluyi, the Lawarikan of Apoje land, one ELUWOLE Akeem (a.k.a Escort) and his wife, Kuburat, took some hoodlums with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons to attack the Hausas resident at Sabo, over a fight between one Abubakar Mohammed and Kuburat.
The affray which arose from an altercation between the said Kuburat and Mohammed, was amicably settled on Monday, 6th March 2017.
Based on the report at the Moore Police Station, a case of conduct likely to cause breach of peace was made against the duo of Kuburat and Mohammed and on getting to the scene; the Police team met two groups comprising the Hausas and the Yorubas throwing stones at each other.
The riotous groups were dispersed and calm was restored. The responding Police teams maintained presence at the area till the next day. Unexpectedly, on Wednesday 8th March, 2017, the peace of the area was shattered with the eruption of crisis that led to the gruesome killings of 46 people.
A total of 96 other persons were taken to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) out of which 81 of them were treated and discharged, while 15 of the victims are still on admission receiving treatment.
20 suspects were found culpable of direct and indirect participation in the killing of innocent people, maiming and destruction of properties of the victims worth millions of naira, they will be prosecuted on completion of investigation.