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Ammunition shell, not bullet hit Nollywood actor, Azeez Ijaduade in Ogun – Police

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The Ogun State Police Command has said an ammunition shell, not a bullet, hit popular Nigerian actor and movie director, Azeez Ololade Ijaduade, in the neck.

The news of the alleged shooting filtered into social media over the night when a colleague of the victim, Abiodun Adebanjo, with the handle @iamabiodunadebanjo, posted the incident on Instagram.

The post read, “Please, we need help in Iperu. My director, Azeez Ijaduade, @kingzeez1, was shot by a Nigeria Police personnel.

“He is presently at Babcock University Teaching Hospital. Anybody with the contacts of the Police IG or Commissioner should reach out.”

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The police in the state have since been brought under intense criticism over alleged unprofessionalism.

Reacting through a statement, the spokesperson of the state command, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident, explaining that a bullet shell hit the actor in the neck.

“During the Bramaj Company end-of-year party in a hotel, a mobile policeman attached to the Chinese expatriate expended a shot into the air, and unfortunately, the ammunition shell hit one Azeez Ijaduade “m “ an actor, on the neck,” Odutola said.

Pmnews.ng could not confirm the present situation of the actor, but the police claimed that he is in a stable condition

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“He was rushed to hospital in Ilishan and he is in a very stable condition,” she said.

Odutola, however, added that the officer had been arrested, and an investigation commenced into the incident.

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