Police Shoot, Injure Journalist Covering Students’ Protest in Osogbo

Mr. Toba Adedeji

Operatives of the Osun State Command of the Nigerian Police on May 31, 2022 shot and injured the Osun State Correspondent of the Nation newspaper, Mr. Toba Adedeji, while he was covering a students’ protest at Orita Olaiya in Osogbo, the State capital.

Mr. Adedeji, who was shot in the thigh, was taken to the Osun State University Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The correspondent had gone to cover a protest over the alleged extra-judicial killing of the late Mr. Abiola Afolabi, who was reportedly killed by policemen on April 4, 2022 and buried on May 31.  The late Mr. Afolabi’s friends had decided to hold a rally after his burial and converged on Olaiya on that day.

However, policemen stormed the venue of the protest and shot into the crowd of protesters and journalists covering the protest. Mr. Adedeji was one of those hit by police bullets.