Economic activities of the Tin-Can Island Port of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), was on Thursday disrupted as a yet to be identified Police officer was said to have shot a truck owner simply identified as Alhaji Dan Jos.
The police officer is attached to the RORO division of the Nigerian Police force.
These however led to protest as members of the Road Transport Employee Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Tin-Can Chapter took to the street in protest.
According to eyewitness report, the police officer shot Alhaji Dan Jos after he challenged him for urinating on a truck parked in the garage located along the Apapa-Oshodi express road.
According to Kabiru Alaba, a truck driver who said Dan Jos was his colleague, “after the police man was challenged by Dan Jos, he called his colleagues who came from the RoRo division with a rifle which he used to shoot him.
“The police officer was urinating on one of our trucks when Alhaji challenged him, it later led to altercation and he called his colleague from the division who came and shot Alhaji at the thigh.”
Confirming the rift to our correspondent, the RTEAN Chairman, Tin-Can Chapter, Isiaka Olalere told our correspondent that one of his members, Alhaji Dan Jos was shot on the thigh.
“I have just been told now that one of my members has been shot by a police officer. I am going to the garage to put everything under control,” Olalere stated.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Maritime Guard Command, ASP Sadik Olatunde said he was not aware of the crisis at the port. He however said he will get across to the Divisional Police Officer to ensure stability of law and order.
When Nigerian Tribune passed through the First gate axis of the Tin-Can Island Port, port users were seen moving in a long cordoned off path with massive numbers of mobile policemen ensuring there is no further breakdown of law and order.