Police allay fear over rumoured Ife , Modakeke Crisis

Police allay fear over rumoured Ife , Modakeke Crisis

The police in Osun state command on Monday debunked social media claims of unrest in Ile-Ife/Modakeke communities in Osun State.

Videos circulating on social media showed residents of the two communities running for safety in the early hours of Sunday.

It was gathered that two Modakeke residents, a woman, identified as Titilayo Gbadegesin, and her son Reuben, were killed around Alapata Area three weeks ago.

Following their death, youths in the community alleged that the deceased were killed by people in Ile-Ife community.

It was also gathered that the ugly incident then triggered unrest in the two communities.

The police in the two communities later intervened, to prevent reprisal attacks.

It was also gathered that leaders of the two communities were invited for a meeting to douse tension as police launched an investigation into the killings.

But social media was agog on Sunday evening over the claim of an alleged reprisal attack.

In a reaction, the Police allayed fears of the people of the two communities that there was nothing like crisis in the area.

The Police Public Relations officer in osun, SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin in a statement said “It has become increasingly necessary to keep you abreast of the incident that occurred in Modakeke last night, 16th May, 2021 and has been trending on the social media.

I want to categorically state that, it was an erroneous believe that some people came to attack people from Famia axis.

The news was fake and a blatant lie!

The true situation as gathered is that; the local vigilantes guiding the area against thieves & hoodlums were on their routine SHOW OF FORCE like any other places, to alert the people of community of their presence & assure them of safety.

But because of what happened recently, people became apprehensive, thinking they were under attack.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale OLOKODE, psc wishes to assure the good people of Osun of his unrelenting commitment to ensure adequate security of the state, which he is overseeing without any fear of attack or molestation.

He therefore appeals to everyone to timely report any strange movement around them or anyone suspected to be of questionable character.

He urged everyone to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of insecurity.”

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