Tension in Osun as Policemen shoot two UNIOSUN students over ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ allegation
There was tension in Osogbo, capital of Osun State on Saturday as students of Osun State (UNIOSUN) staged a protest over the shooting of 2 students of the university, Kazeem Adesola and Ibrahim Ajao by some policemen.
It was gathered that the students were playing football at a pitch off-campus around Oke-Baale when the policemen came in mufti and accused some of the students of involving in internet fraud also known as Yahoo-Yahoo (YY).
A student who was at the scene when the incident happened, said the policemen were in the habit of harassing and exploiting the students and that the attempt by the students to resist the harassment on Saturday led to the shooting.
“We were playing football when they came. They always come like that to arrest students here. They would say that we are involved in Yahoo-Yahoo and they would seize our laptops and phones.
They would collect money on the pretext of bail. But we resisted them on this last one. Within a twinkle of an eye, the policemen started shooting. When the policemen started shooting, we ran away but the bullet hit two of us and they were rushed to hospital.
The bullet hit one near his stomach and the bullet hit the second one in his mouth”. The Commissioner of police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, confirmed the incident and disclosed that the policemen have been arrested and detained and assured that they would face the full wrath of the law.
The CP said he has ordered a full scale investigation into the matter and cautioned the students of the institution not to take laws into their hands.