It was reported that a man, a member of the Oyo State Security Agency, popularly known as Operation Amotekun, killed two persons in the Isale Osi area of Ibadan.
It was reported that the two victims identified as Akin Delokun and Azeez Hammed were shot and another resident were injured in the same area.
Some of the residents said the suspect, Sikiru Apanpa, was a member of the Oodua People’s Congress, but was later recruited by Operation Amotekun.
The killings was said to have occurred on Thursday when a resident invited the Amotekun corps to intervene in a fight among hoodlums in the area.
During the intervention, one of the hoodlums was said to have been shot and later died and this led to an attack on a vigilante in the area.
It was learnt that the vigilante invited his colleagues to rescue him, which led to another round of fight.
However, the Information Officer of Amotekun in the state, Mrs Ayolola Adedoja, denied the allegation against the security outfit.
Adedoja said, “The man is not a member of Amotekun. I learnt that he is a member of the OPC. He didn’t even apply to join Amotekun. He doesn’t have our uniform. He is not one of us.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the killings, said the case was reported to the Mapo Police Station.
He said, “The case that was reported at Mapo Police Station was an allegation against one Sikiru Apanpa that he led some OPC men to attack and kill a 26-year-old-man, Delokun Akin, on December 15, and one Azeez Hammed, aged 30, at his home at Akala Road, Ori Eru on December 14, for refusing to join the OPC.
“The scene was visited by the police, but family members refused autopsies and they have since buried the corpses according to Islamic rites. Investigation has commenced and it is being intensified.”