Soldiers killed protesters demanding the eviction of Akira residents
Some residents of the city of Ikira in Osun state called for an investigation into the killing of some demonstrators by soldiers between 26 and 27 October during a demonstration against Akira’s continued throne of Ikira, Oba Olatunde Falabi.
One of the residents, Osungbade Adeoye, told PUNCH that while the death toll from the accident cannot be established, he knows six victims.
Adeoye explained that demonstrators stormed Ikire’s palace on Monday, October 26 to demand the execution of the Supreme Court’s order to remove the monarch from office.
He also explained that during the action some young people disarmed the soldier and took away his pistol.
“Although the weapons were later returned, the soldiers went down to the city and killed several people. The bodies of many of those killed were packed and taken away by the soldiers.
“But we managed to identify some people whose corpses were buried by their relatives. I am Kehinde Akinlabi, Tajudin Ogunremi, Sodik Muritala, Wahab Daouda, Abiodun Atoba, Bashir Jide. In addition, the soldiers razed the property of the Odetunde Ologbojo leader, ”Adeoye said.
Another resident, who identified herself as Sule, said many of the victims were shot by stray bullets fired by soldiers.
Sule added that residents accused the President of the Iravoli district, Remi Abbas, of asking the soldiers.
The chief of Apen in Ikira Odetunde Ologbojo told our correspondent that his property, located in the Olorisauko complex, Ikire, had been burned by some soldiers.
He said that the people who attacked his property on October 27, 2020 arrived in full military uniform at around 8 a.m. and razed two buildings and a car to the ground.
“I was attacked because I was supporting Prince Tajudin Olanrevaja against the oncoming Akira of Ikira.
“Many people were killed and the soldiers took many bodies,” Ologbojo said.
But LG leader Abbas rejected calls for the deployment of soldiers, saying protesters attacked the building and beat the leaders.
Abbas said: “There were protests in the city at that time and soldiers were stationed in the city. They are available. There was also a 24 hour curfew, but people got out and attacked the building.
“The first group of soldiers who arrived was attacked. Some of them were injured. Two pistols and an ammunition box were seized. Their Hilux van also burned down. “
Femi Falana Chambers’ attorney Taiwo Olavanle said in a chat that the law firm has addressed the matter.
Source: – Punchng