Enraged youths have taken to the streets of Osogbo, the Osun state capital to protest police brutality following the death of a young man allegedly chased to death by police operatives on suspicion of being an internet fraudster.
It was gathered that the police operatives believed to be members of the joint task force (JTF) chased four young men, suspected to be internet fraudsters after refusing to stop after they were flagged along Osogbo East-West bypass around 5:20 pm.
The suspected ‘Yahoo boys’, according to findings were at the Osun shopping mall to buy things before they were chased by the JTF through the Oba Adesoji Aderemi East-West bypass.
According to reports, the deceased, who drove the black Toyota Corolla car with registration number KUJ-553LY veered off the road and had a head-on collision with a concrete electricity pole and somersaulted into a ditch.
He was said to have died on the spot, according to an eye witness account, while the other occupants who were said to have sustained serious injuries.
An unconfirmed report disclosed that two of the victims later died while they were being conveyed to the hospital.
The mob refused to be dispersed despite gunshots into the air by another JTF vehicle before the abandoned their car at Oke-Fia area of the state capital.
The youths also set ablaze a police patrol van belonging to the Joint Task Force at Alekuwodo area of the city.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola has directed a full investigation to unravel the cause of the incident.