Abeokuta boils as SARS allegedly shoot three traders while chasing ‘Yahoo-boys’

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Abeokuta boils as SARS allegedly shoot three traders while chasing ‘Yahoo-boys’

There was pandemonium in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday as some officers of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were said to have mistakenly shot three Hausa men selling pepper at Olomore area of the metropolis, while chasing internet fraudsters.

The pepper sellers were said to have been hit by stray bullets as the SARS officers ran after the fleeing cybercriminals, known as ‘Yahoo-boys’.

The unfortunate incident set the area on fire as Hausa traders at the market, and their Fulani counterparts at Lafenwa market barricaded the major highway, burning tires on the road.

Reports tells that it took the intervention of the Caretaker Chairman of Abeokuta North Local Government, Prince Tunde Tella, to stop the irate traders from engaging the police in a confrontation.

Tella had pacified the protesters, while he also visited the shot traders at the hospital.

When contacted, the Ogun State Police Spokesperson said that he was busy and aske our correspondent to call him back later.