The Oyo State police command has denied its operatives shot and killed an #EndSARS protester in Ogbomoso town.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Saturday, in a statement, described as false the trending story that a protester was shot and killed by policemen in Ogbomoso.
He said: “The Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, wishes to state that the police allowed the protesters to express their feelings during the protest and they were not hindered in any form until when they started throwing stones into the police premises and attempted to gain entrance into the premises.
“The police, in turn, used tear gas to disperse them from gaining entrance into the Owode Ogbomoso Area Command/Police Station. The police did not fire a shot or kill any protester as widely circulated.
“The CP in his earlier press release had sought for collaborations of parents/guardian, religious and community leaders, leaders of thought, among others, to wade in and appeal to these angry youths to exercise patience, give the police high command some time to properly reform SARS.
“He has equally warned social miscreants/disgruntled elements to steer clear of the state as the police in Oyo Stage will not fold their arms and allow the breakdown of law and order.”