A young man has been allegedly killed by officers of the Nigeria Police Force in the Ajegunle area of Lagos state while they were trying to disperse a fighting crowd.
According to reports, the victim was a 20 year old boy identified as Obinna and he had been hit by stray bullet when the policemen fired directly into the crowd in the area.
The deceased’s brother who shared the sad news, said the bullet had hit his brother who was an apprentice at his master’s shop. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he finally gave up the ghost.
The deceased is also reported to have been an orphan who lost his parents many years ago
According to the deceased brother’s narration on Facebook:
Who said God will not visit Nigeria police with his anger most especially d family of d man who killed my brother with a disaster. Just emerging 2 street in ajejule fighting with knife bottle & stones & Nigeria police come for separation all suddenly started shouting direct bullet. to d extend shouting an innocent boy dat was inside his oga shop a boy of 20 year’s old dat have lost his father & mother.
I lift my eyes in heaven with tears allover me I cry to God whom I serve Obinna d family of d hand dat kill u will die in a disaster way. Rest in peace my brother.
His friends on Facebook took to the comment section to commiserate with him:
May The soul of the departed rest in peace. This is one of the reasons why I stay far away from the Police. Here in Nigeria, they have no regards for human life. How can you shoot directly into a crowd to disperse them. Who does that? Animals in the zoo
May his soul rest in peace.