Two police stations were on Tuesday attacked in the Agodi-Gate area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital city.

The affected stations include the Idi-Ogungun police station which was set ablaze and the Agodi II station which was vandalised.

The Idi Ogungun Police station is the oldest and first to be built in the Old Western Region.

It was built in 1929.

The attack on the facility followed a pandemonium that erupted after a commercial motorcyclist was allegedly shot by an official of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) in Agodi-Gate.

When the scene of the crisis was visited on Wednesday morning, heavy security presence was observed around the correctional facility for fear of attack.

The security agencies on the ground including operatives of the state-operated joint Anti-Crime Task Force team codenamed Operation Burst, officials of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, soldiers, and prison Warders.

The media was yesterday awash with claims that the crisis was caused by policemen who killed a commercial motorcyclist, but the Police Spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi denied the claims noting that the police was not in any way involved.

Oyo oldest police station

The NCS Oyo Commands Spokesperson, Mr. Olanrewaju Anjorin however on Tuesday absolved the police of any involvement in the fracas noting that the police were only called to help beef up the security before the issue would go out of hand.