A recent clash between two communities namely; Ileogbo, the headquarters of Aiyedire Local Government and Iwo community in Osun State, has claimed the life of a Police officer identified as Akinsanya Akingbade.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the deceased cop, before his untimely death, was attached to the Olu of Ileogbo, Oba Abeeb Agbaje.
According to reports, the two communities have been embroiled over a land dispute for a long time.
It was learnt that some hoodlums on Friday invaded parts of disputed land named Ashalu and attacked residents of the area. The incident it was gathered caused tension and panic as the two communities clashed.
Many villagers shut their windows and doors for fear of someone entering their homes and hacking them.
According to an eyewitness, there were sporadic gunshots in the area, with roadblocks been mounted along the axis of the road.
A government official revealed that the Monarchs of the two warring communities had been summoned by the Deputy Governor of Osun, Mr. Benedict Alabi in an attempt to make peace.
The government official said, “The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi and Olu of Ileogbo, Oba Abeed Agbaje are currently in a meeting with the deputy Governor in Osogbo. Deputy Governor is not happy about the clash at all.”
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident.
She said, “at about 12:45 pm during the communal clash between Iwo and Ileogbo community, a police constable named Akinsanya Akingbade who was attached to Olu of Ileogbo was accidentally shot in the chest with a locally made pistol by one Waheed Adeleye of Baale Compound in Ileogbo.”
“The police officer gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital and his corpse has been deposited at Osun State University Teaching Hospital for post mortem examination.”
“The suspect who happen to be a local vigilante, guarding the palace of Ileogbo’s Monarch has been arrested, “she said.