Osun State Police Command has debunked the allegation that one of its men shot Ikirun Prince, Lukman Olatunji, Popularly addressed as Omo Ola.
Blaze Newz reported that Omo Ola was shot dead ,on Wednesday, during an alleged attempt to pave way for the new Akinrun, Oba Olalekan Akadiri into the palace by heavy security men.
An eyewitness,Gboyega Adebayo, according to Punch said the Ikirun Prince was shot by one of the policemen.
Akadiri since his appointment by the Osun State government as the new Akinrun has been denied by some suspected indigenes of the town who does not agree with his emergence.
Reacting to the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, denied killing the deceased, adding that the policemen visited the palace to protect those renovating the building.
Opalola said, “The Commissioner of Police wishes to debunk the news making the rounds that policemen shot at people in Ikirun.
“The true picture of the event is that, while some policemen were at Akinrun palace to protect those renovating it, some armed hoodlums shot at the policemen mobilised to the palace, injuring one Inspector, Obajobi Adedokun and Inspector Raji Abiodun.
“They were rushed to hospital for treatment. They (hoodlums) set the palace ablaze and also attacked the fire brigade personnel and injured one Orunwumi Roseline and Abel Olayinka and attacked their truck while on their way to the palace to put out the fire.
“The CP, therefore, charged parents and guardians to warn their wards to stop this uncivilised act of violence and toe the path of peace. He sternly warned that, anyone found culpable in this unwarranted violence/attack will face the full wrath of the law.”