How Policeman shoots 23-year-old South African returnee to death in Lagos

How Policeman shoots 23-year-old South African returnee to death in Lagos

A 23-year-old man, identified simply as Niyi, has been killed by a mobile policeman attached to a hotel at Sabo bus stop, Akowonjo, Lagos State.

Niyi, who was said to have returned from South Africa last week, was reportedly shot dead after an argument ensued between him and the killer cop in front of the hotel – Erico Bellisima Hotels – around 8am on Thursday.

In the wake of Niyi’s death, rampaging youths vandalised the hotel, some shops as well as vehicles parked around the scene of the incident.

Policemen from Area M Command, Idimu; Shasha Police Station, Rapid Response Squad and Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit were on the ground to restore normalcy.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the killing.

“Investigation is ongoing. The policeman is in custody,” he added.

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5 Comments

  1. Let investigation show why the policeman should shoot an unarmed man. There is greater need for the IGP to compel all policemen who will be working with arms to go for psychological assessment and those needing deeper assessment should go to a psychiatrist!!

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