The police officer who allegedly shot movie director Azeez Ijaduade Ololade during an end-0f-year party in Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, has been detained, and investigations into the tragic incident have begun.
Ololade was shot on Saturday at the Napoli Hotel Iperu Remo with members of a film crew.
He was rushed to a facility at Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, according to reports.
The hotel manager had reported to the Divisional Police Officer that at the Bramaj Company end-of-year party at the hotel, the mobile policeman attached to the Chinese expatriate fired a shot into the air, which unfortunately struck Ijaduade in the neck.
On Sunday, the State Command Police spokesman, Omolola Odutola, told reporters.
The statement read, “The Ogun State Police Command received a report of a shooting incident on the 23rd of December 2023 at about 11:24 hrs from one Fakoya Adewale “m” Napoli Hotel manager in Iperu, where he reported to the Divisional Police Officer that during a Bramaj Company end-of-year party in the hotel, a mobile policeman attached to the Chinese expatriate expended a shot into the air, and unfortunately the ammunition shell hit one Azeez Ololade Ijaduade, an actor on the neck.”.
“He was rushed to the hospital in Ilishan, and he is in a very stable condition.”.
She added, “The mobile policeman has been identified, and an investigation into the shooting incident has commenced by the command, adding that members of the public will be updated accordingly”.
She did, however, say that the actor/director is in stable condition in the hospital, where he was transferred following the incident.
Odutola further revealed that Commander Mopol 16 contacted the actor and paid him a visit to the hospital, where he will be released soon.