Ayodeji Eweje’s mother, Amoke Eweje, claims that Amotekun Corps agents shot her son and labelled him a cultist in Ogun State.Information Guide Nigeria
According to her, the incident happened when her son went to see Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun as he inaugurate the Adigbe-Panseke road.
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On his sick bed at the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, the victim revealed to news crews that he had never been informed of his offence.
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He said, “I joined other onlookers at the overhead bridge at Panseke when the law enforcement officers told us to leave, I obeyed, but maybe the man thought I was not fast enough, he gripped me and handed me over to the Amotekun corps. After the event, rather than letting me go, the Amotekun men took me to their office at Oke-Ilewo without telling me what my offence was. What I can remember was that on a certain Sunday evening, I was told to come out and on getting out, an officer told me to climb into the roof for a certain repair of the office. While doing that, another one came and shot at me, alleging that I wanted to escape from custody.”
“It was through the police that we were able to know that truly, Ayodeji was with the Amotekun Corps, and was taken to their Imeko-Afon office for a reason known to them. Now, they have destroyed his leg, he cannot walk again. They just abandoned him there at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta without taking care of his hospital bills,” she lamented.
David Akinremi, the Ogun State Commander of the Amotekun Corps, responded by insisting that Ayodeji and his gang had been on the corps’ wanted list for a very long time and that he was a renowned cultist who had been terrorising the Adigbe neighbourhood of Abeokuta.
He said, “When he was apprehended at Panseke during the commissioning of Panseke Adigbe road by the governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and handed over to us, he was taken into our custody and we began investigation into his past deeds.
“It was during the investigation that he escaped to Imeko, where he was apprehended again. We tried to profile him again, but in the process, he wanted to escape through the ceiling of the custody he was kept in. It was then our personnel shot at his leg, and immediately we took him to hospital for treatment.”JAMB Result