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Youths yesterday stormed Adeeke Divisional Police Headquarters in Iwo, Osun State and dumped the body of an indigene allegedly shot during a clash between Iwo and Ileogbo indigenes.

The Nation reports that indigenes of Iwo and Ileogbo clashed on May 7 at Oke Saaji and Ashalu over a disputed land.

It was confirmed that during the clash, a police constable, Akinsanya Akingbade, attached to the Olu of Ileogbo, was accidentally shot in the chest with a locally-made pistol.

In a video posted on the Facebook by Oladosu Adio, which was obtained by our correspondent in Osogbo, Iwo youths stormed Adeeke Divisional Police Headquarters in Iwo and carried the body of a man, Akingbade Abass Adewale.

In the video, the youth entered the premises of the police station with a blue truck carrying the body of the man that was allegedly shot during the crisis.

They shouted: “He was shot four days ago during the crisis between Ileogbo and Iwo and died around 1am today (Tuesday). Everybody refused to take his body, but we are here at the Iwo Police Station to drop his body if the government will not take necessary action.

“We are seeking justice from the Osun State Government before the crisis between Iwo and Ilegbo escalates.”

The Nation learnt that the youth were addressed by the police and representatives of the palace before they left the police divisional headquarters.

The victim was later buried around 5pm.

Police spokesperson Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident.

She said investigation is on.

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