ABEOKUTA – Hell was let lose in Ogun state on Tuesday as operatives of Amotekun Corps threw caution into the wind beating police officers with charms and knife during the Value Jet/SWAN Security Cup.
The unruly Amotekun officers who are participating at the ongoing football competition organized by Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun state chapter lost control in the 52nd minutes of the quarter-final match when the Police officers scored their second goal.
The atmosphere became tense in the 65minute of the encounter when the Centre Referee, Ayo Amos issued Amotekun defender, Akinloye Ismail Babatunde with Force No: AMT/AN/21418 a red card for violence conduct on the Police defender, Odukoya Olanrewaju.
The Referee equally sent off the police defender, Odukoya Olanrewaju for retaliation.
The red-carded Amotekun defender, Akinloye immediately returned to the pitch and punched one of the police players on the field, Constable Adesina James.
The ugly development led to invasion of the pitch by spectators at the stand who came in to rescue the police officer from the mob attack by the Amotekun.
Surprisingly, one of the Amotekun defenders, Tejuoso Segun with force no: AMT/AS/21201 rushed out of the pitch and returned with a charm and broken bottle to attack Inspector Ogunremi Oluwafemi inflicting him with a deep cut injury on his lower jaw.
The injured inspector Ogunremi was unconscious for some minutes before he was revived and rushed to hospital for treatment.
The match was ended abruptly in the 67th minute.
It would be recalled that, Amotekun Operatives in the 2021 edition of the SWAN/Security Cup chased referees and spectators at the pitch with charms.
Addressing journalists in Abeokuta, the Chairman, Organizing committee, Hakeem Akintunde expressed disappointment in the conduct of the supposed security operatives.
Akintunde said the conduct of the officers negates the rules of the competition.
The former SWAN Chairman urged all participating security agencies to display decorum and comport themselves as trained officers responsible for safety of lives and property.