Nigerian Actor Azeez Ololade Ijaduade Shot by Police Officer in Ogun State

Acclaimed Filmmaker Hospitalized and Fighting for His Life as Colleagues Appeal for Help

In a shocking incident that has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, popular Nigerian actor and filmmaker Azeez Ololade Ijaduade was shot in the Iperu area of Ogun state on Saturday night. The assailant, identified as a police officer, fired the shots, leaving the talented thespian hospitalized and in critical condition.

Ijaduade’s contemporary, Abiodun Adebanjo (@iamabiodunadebanjo), took to Instagram late on Saturday to confirm the distressing news. Adebanjo revealed that the actor, widely known as @kingzeez1, is currently undergoing treatment at Babcock University Teaching Hospital.

Expressing the urgency of the situation, Adebanjo issued a distress call, urging members of the public to come forward and provide assistance. His Instagram 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.”

As of now, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, has not released an official statement regarding the incident. Efforts to reach out to Odutola have proven unsuccessful, leaving many unanswered questions surrounding the circumstances of the shooting.

The incident has sparked outrage and concern among the public, with calls for a thorough investigation into the matter. The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, and the entertainment community is rallying together to support Ijaduade in his battle for recovery.

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This unfortunate event underscores the need for increased accountability and transparency within law enforcement agencies, prompting discussions on the safety of citizens in encounters with the police. The unfolding situation has left fans, colleagues, and well-wishers anxiously awaiting updates on Azeez Ololade Ijaduade’s condition and justice for the unexplained shooting.

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