Peacemaker feared dead in Oyo

Oyo state

Oyo state


A lottery kiosk operator, known as Mufutau Sanni, feared dead while mediating in a fight in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

According to The Punch, the fight which reportedly happened on Sunday morning along the MKO Abiola Way, at the Ring Road area of Ibadan, saw Sanni attacked by a trader who was engaged in a fight with his customer.

In a bit to quell the tension, Sani was reportedly stabbed by one of the fighters.

Some residents who witnessed the fight claimed Sanni died, others said he was injured and was being treated at a nearby hospital.

A resident of the area, who simply identified himself as Salam, told journalists that Sanni was injured but could not say if he had died or not.

“The man intervened to settle the fight, but he was attacked and was badly injured by one of those fighting,” he said.

Following the tension which the rumour of the death of Sanni caused, security agents were said to have been deployed to prevent the breakdown of law and order in the area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, when contacted, confirmed that somebody was injured in the clash but said he did not die.

He said this in a message sent in response to newsmen's inquiry.

The PPRO said, “At about 10.30 am today, Sunday, July 24, 2022, upon the receipt of a distress call, operatives of the Oyo State Command responded to an alleged breach of peace situation around Mobil Area, Ring Road, Ibadan.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim ‘m’ (name undisclosed as of now) was escorted off the scene after suffering deep cuts on his body by police responders. He did not die.

“The incident is closely monitored and police operational and tactical assets have been deployed to forestall any untoward happenings. The command remains committed to the protection of lives and property.

“Updates regarding the ongoing investigation will be provided accordingly.”

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