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Iwo/Ileogbo Clash: Protesters Dump Corpse At Police Station

Iwo/Ileogbo Clash: Protesters Dump Corpse At Police Station
  • PublishedMay 12, 2021


Following the clashes between Iwo/Ileogbo indigenes over a land tussle which led to the death of a policeman, Akingbade Abass, some concerned Youths on Tuesday stormed Adeeke Divisional Police Headquarters, in Iwo, State of Osun dumping the body of an indigene allegedly shot during the bloody tussle.

Recall that Osun Defender had earlier reported that indigenes of Iwo and Ileogbo clashed on May 7 at Oke Saaji and Ashalu over a disputed land.

Indigenes of the two communities engaged in violent clash over the ownership of a piece of land situated at Asalu, Oke Saji which borders Ileogbo and Iwo.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that three people were reportedly dead while many sustained gunshot and machete cut injuries in the clashed that lasted about 4 hours.

In a video posted on the Facebook by Oladosu Adio, which was obtained by our correspondent in Osogbo, the youths stormed Adeeke Divisional Police Headquarters in Iwo and dumped the body of the deceased.

In the video, the youth gained entry into the premises of the police station with a blue truck carrying the body of the man that was allegedly shot during the crisis.

They shouted, “He was shot four days ago during the crisis between Ileogbo and Iwo and died around 1am today (Tuesday). Everybody refused to take his body, but we are here at the Iwo Police Station to drop his body if the government will not take necessary action.

“We are seeking justice from the Osun State Government before the crisis between Iwo and Ilegbo escalates”.

The Nation learnt that the youth were addressed by the police and representatives of the palace before they left the police divisional headquarters.

The victim was later buried around 5pm.

Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

She said investigation is on.

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