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Saturday, 31 October 2015

TRAGEDY: Tension as policeman kills motorist in Lagos

There was pandemonium around Second Rainbow, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos State, yesterday, after a trigger happy policeman shot dead a commercial driver .
The incident which occurred at about 8am, was said to have been caused by the refusal of the bus driver to give the policeman “their usual bribe.”

The incident happened barely one month after a police corporal shot at a tricycle driver and killed his wife at Ijegun for refusing to part with N100 bribe.
“The driver was said to be moving against traffic, a common practice among bus drivers plying the route, who usually ‘settle’ law enforcers for turning blind eyes.The unidentified policeman, attached to Orile Police Station, wanted to shoot the tyre of the bus but unfortunately, the bullet hit the driver on his chest, killing him instantly, ” an eye witness said.
The incident was said to have angered onlookers, prompting a mob action against the policemen.
The mob, it was gathered, vandalised a police patrol van, looting several motorcycles suspected to have been seized from erring commercial motorcycle riders. The officers were said to have fled the scene to avoid being lynched by the mob.
Efforts to get the Command’s spokesman, Joseph Offor, a DSP, to comment on the issue was not successful as he did not respond to calls to his telephone.

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