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Youths Protest as SARS Officials Chase Two Boys To Death In Osun

It was gathered that the boys were involved in an accident after a hot chase by some officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

Hundreds of youths in Osogbo, Osun State capital, went on rampage on Tuesday following the death of two boys caused by police operatives.

It was gathered that the boys were involved in an accident after a hot chase by some officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

Three of them were said to have been rushed to the hospital while two others died on the spot.

The youth made bonfire and brought traffic to a standstill.

The protesters also set ablaze a police patrol van belonging to the Joint Task Force at Alekuwodo area of the city.

Newsflash247 learnt that the police attached to the Osun Joint Task Force chased a suspected internet fraudster (yahoo boy) to his death.

The suspected internet fraudster, simply identified as Remi, was pursued alongside three others, leading to an accident on Tuesday evening at an area called East bypass.

The Toyota Corolla with registration number KUJ 553 LY Abuja, conveying the internet fraudster, ran into an electric pole and the car turned over.

Eyewitnesses said that while Remi died on the spot, three others who were severely injured were immediately rushed to hospital.

“There is a riot ongoing in my street. Police had chased yahoo boy to deaths and the youth are protesting against them,” a witness, Fawole Isreal, told our correspondent.

Another resident told this newspaper that the police were shooting sporadically into the air to escape being mobbed by youth as of the time of this report.

“The police are currently shooting into the air to scare people away and many have already (been) injured in the process”, the witness who pleaded anonymity said.

Some youth have taken the deceased body to the entrance of the state governor’s house in Oke-fia while they also damaged the vehicle of the Nigeria police in the area.

When contacted, Yemisi Opalola, the spokesperson of the police, said: “the report is true but we are on top of the matter.”

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi is a Journalist by profession. He has been working in the Nigeria media industry for the past 6 years. He holds several professional certificates. contact me on email: ilesanmiadekanbi980@gmail.com

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