May Day Tragedy: Three Feared Dead In Ibadan
Three persons were reportedly killed when a group of hoodlums clashed during the May Day celebration at Gbagi Ibadan, Oyo State.
It was gathered that a popular Fuji musician had come to play at Gbagi to mark the workers day and had to doll out some money to his fans.
Disagreement on the sharing formula of the money among the fans led to an altercation and eventually intense fracas in which their persons were killed.
A source said residents of Abebi, Oloosa Oko, Oopo–yiosa and Orita-Merin fled their homes when the clash became tougher and could not be stopped by men of the Nigeria police.
It was gathered that the hoodlums who shot repeatedly to the air, ferociously engaged the anti-riot policemen in free for all fight.
It was learnt that a Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the area, Chief Gbenga Akinyemi, who was appointed by the local government to maintain peace, was not around when the mayhem started.
When contacted, the Oyo State Police Command spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incident, said he was unaware of the casualty.
“I’m not aware of any death. However, there was public disturbance by the hoodlums. The police responded and restored normalcy. Some people have been arrested. Investigation is on.”