The police command in Ogun has confirmed how ammunition shell mistakenly hit popular Nollywood actor, Azeez Ijaduade on Saturday.
SP Omolola Odutola, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday.
The report of Ijaduade being shot by a trigger-happy policeman was disclosed by his colleague, Abiodun Adebanjo, via his Instagram handle, @iamabiodunadebanjo, on Sunday.
The actor wrote, “Please we need help in Iperu. My director, Azeez Ijaduade, @kingzeez1, was shot by Nigerian police personnel.
He is presently at Babcock University Teaching Hospital.
According to the PPRO, the Ogun police command received a report of a shooting incident on Saturday at about 11:24pm from one Fakoya Adewale , Napoli Hotel manager
” He reported to the Divisional Police Officer that during Bramaj Company end of year party in the hotel a mobile policeman attached to the Chinese expatriate expended a shot into the air.
” Unfortunately the ammunition shell hit one Azeez Ijaduade, an actor on the neck. He was rushed to hospital in Ilishan and he is in a very stable condition.
” The Commander Mopol 16 has contacted the actor and also visited him in the hospital where he will be discharged soon. The Commander has also taken up responsibility for the medical bill,” she said.
Odutola explained that the mobile policeman had been identified and investigation into the shooting incident had commenced by the command.
She added that members of the public would be updated accordingly.