In an attempt to rescue a colleague in a hospital, some suspected hemp dealers in Ede town of Osun State have shot a policeman.
Trouble started when one of the suspects, Ismaila, sensed that his colleague, Abiodun Wahab, was having an affair with his wife.
Our correspondent gathered on Thursday that an angry Ismaila subsequently reported Wahab’s India hemp dealings to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Members of Wahab’s gang, who were annoyed about Ismaila’s action, attacked him, and this led to a free-for-all .
Residents at Anjorin compound, venue of the clash, flee when hell was let loose by the rampaging fighters.
Several persons such as Ismaila’s relatives– Adedigba and Rilwan, who were injured were taken to an unnamed hospital in the state.
Wahab was later arrested by the police and taken to the same hospital for treatment because of the injuries he sustained in the bloody fight.
But Wahab’s gang member invaded the hospital, where they shot one policeman, who was on guard and rescued him (Abiodun) while they abducted Adedigba and Rilwan.
Police Public Relations Officer, Osun Command, Mrs Sade Odoro, said Wahab and Adedigba have been rearrested, adding that the injured policeman had been taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.
She said, “A full investigation into the issue has been launched by the Commissioner of police, Osun Command, Mrs Dorothy Gimba.”
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