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Tensions Thugs Storms Ogun Police Station, Free suspects, Steal Properties

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Some youths on Sunday invaded Ojodu Abiodun Police Station in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, freed detained suspects and carted away some valuables, including television sets and seized motorcycles. The also vandalised cars parked outside and other properties, Punch reported.

The report also said the hoodlums who were in large number, attacked the station around 1pm in retaliation for the shooting of a youth.

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It was gathered that a team of policemen had raided a black spot in the Yakoyo area on Saturday, when they were confronted by some hoodlums.

The team was said to have responded with gunshots during which the victim, Dada Omotoye, who was relaxing in front of his house, was hit by a bullet.

He was said to have been rushed to a private hospital in the community.

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On Sunday, some angry youths were said to have mobilised to a checkpoint along the Alagbole under bridge, but were repelled by the operatives on duty.

They allegedly regrouped in numbers and attacked the division around 1pm.

There was tension when our correspondent visited the police station around 2pm on Sunday as armed men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad were seen patrolling the area.

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It was observed that glasses of the station’s windows had been shattered, while its charge room was in a shambles. An electricity box at the entrance of the charge room was also destroyed.

Windscreens and side glasses of four vehicles parked beside the division were vandalised. Two of the cars reportedly belonged to policemen at the station.

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