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Osun kingship crisis: Police deny shooting Ikirun residents

The Osun State Police Command has denied allegations that its personnel shot at members of the public during Wednesday’s resurgence of the kingship crisis in Ikirun town.

The ongoing kingship tussle in the ancient town took a turn for the worse as one Lukuman Omoola, who was said to be a prince from the Gboleru Ruling House, was shot dead.

Also, the palace of the Akinrun of Ikirun went up in flames during the crisis.

In a statement signed by the Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, the Commissioner of Police, Faleye Sunday Olaley, disclosed that policemen were drafted to the palace to provide protection to those renovating the palace when armed hoodlums shot at them.

During the shooting, Olaleye revealed that two Police Inspectors, Obajobi Adedokun and Raji Abiodun were injured.

He also revealed that fire service personnel who were called on to put out the palace fire were attacked on their way to the palace.