Oyo State Security Network Agency, aka Amotekun, has shot a police officer, Fatai Yekini, in Oyo town.
The Amotekun officer, identified as Ibrahim Ogundele, was said to have opened fire on one of the policemen immediately they arrived at a carnival.
A source said the incident happened around 3 pm on Saturday around Sanga area of Oyo town.
Expect gathered that the operative was promptly arrested and has been put in police custody while the injured police officer is said to be receiving treatment in hospital.
Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state,
confirmed the incident when contacted by Punch.
“This happened when police personnel at Ojongbodu Division, Oyo were responding to calls to dislodge recalcitrant youths staging carnival after several warnings that such should not be staged.
“The Amotekun personnel has since been arrested and currently being investigated at Ojongbodu Police station,” he said.