Oldest police station in Oyo state burnt (photos)

Oldest police station in Oyo state burnt (photos)

- Oyo state has lost its oldest surviving police facility, Idi-Ogungun Police Station, to fire

- The police station was razed during the clash between commercial bike riders and officials of the Agodi Correctional Centre

- Another police station, Agodi II Police Station, was also vandalised during the deadly clash in the Oyo state capital

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Idi-Ogungun Police Station in Ibadan, the oldest police facility in Oyo state, built in 1929 during the old Western Region, has been set ablaze.

The Nation reports that the attack on the facility followed the violence which broke out after a commercial motorcyclist was allegedly shot by an official of the Nigeria Correctional Service at Agodi-Gate, Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

Another police station, Agodi II Police Station, was also vandalised during the violence.

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Oldest police station in Oyo state burnt as Prison officials, motorcyclists clash. Photo credit: @barbraafricamedia
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Legit.ng had earlier reported the brutal clash between motorcycle riders and officials of the Agodi Correctional Centre.

According to an eyewitness, the clash which started on Tuesday, November 24, led to sporadic shooting with two people reportedly hit by bullets.

The violence broke out after a prison vehicle was said to have knocked down a commercial motorcycle rider.

The rider was eventually reported dead, leading to anger as motorcyclists took to the street and headed to the correctional facility to protest.

In a similar development, the oldest court in Nigeria, the Federal High Court at Igbosere, Lagos was recently razed down by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the nation's commercial nerve centre.

Valuables, including desktop computers, air conditioners, refrigerators, chairs and others were also carted away by the hoodlums.

Nigerians react

Nigerians on social media have aired their views regarding the burning of the oldest police station in Oyo state.

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Eric Njoku said:

"This nonsense should STOP with immediate effect. We are selling impunity to TUGS and HOODLUMS. If not checked right now, you know the consequences."

Ifeanyi Steve said:

"Just look at the structure of a whole police station, junior police officers are suffering in this country."

Idorenyin Ekanem said:

"The police should be thanking the people for destroying all those outdated facilities. This will propel the government to build a good police facilities."

Habeeb Adewale commented:

"When will this criminal acts will stop in this country? A warder man killed someone and these people went to the police station to burn it down and for what purpose pls"

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In other news, the Oyo state police command on Wednesday, October 28, stated that it arrested nine suspected thugs and arsonists over their alleged role in the recent wanton destruction and looting of properties in the state.

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In a statement by the command's public relation officer, the state police commissioner, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, noted that the EndSARS protest was hijacked, thus the violence and vandalism that trailed the demonstration.

Speaking in Iseyin during a public briefing with residents of the community, the traditional council and necessary stakeholders, CP Enwonwu disclosed that six police officers were "gruesomely murdered" during the violence-ridden protest.

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