At least one police officer has died and one other is claimed to be in vital situation following a conflict they’d with males of the Nigerian Army within the Ojo space of Lagos state on Wednesday, August 3.
According to credible sources who spoke to LIB, a crew of law enforcement officials hooked up to the Tradefair division have been on responsibility on the CCECC gate alongside the Lagos-Badagry expressway to take care of site visitors. While on responsibility, they stopped some vehicles from transferring in order to make method for a truck owned by the development firm CCEECC.
However, among the many vehicles stopped was a navy coastal bus conveying 30 personal officers to the Military Ordinance faculty in Ojo. According to sources, the navy officers have been offended that the law enforcement officials stopped them from transferring simply to pave method for a truck. They allegedly got here down from their coastal bus and commenced difficult the law enforcement officials made up of an Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP, three Inspectors, and one sergeant.
Things degenerated and the officers allegedly pounced on the law enforcement officials, beating them up and inflicting accidents on them. The rampaging navy officers allegedly made away with the ASP’s AK-47 journal loaded with 25 rounds of dwell ammunition and allegedly kidnapped two of the Inspectors and seized their rifles.
The kidnapped Inspectors have been taken to the Ojo cantonment the place they have been allegedly crushed mercilessly.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police Area E in Festac and the Divisional Police Officer of Tradefair police division visited the scene and ensured the officers have been taken to the hospital.
Sadly, one of many Inspectors misplaced his life whereas receiving remedy this afternoon, August 4. His corpse has been deposited on the Navy Reference hospital morgue in Satellite city for preservation and post-mortem.
Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, mentioned
” Yes, there was an incident involving troopers and our policemen, which led to the loss of life of 1 police officer, an Inspector. The Police and Army authorities are working carefully to resolve the problem.”