Policeman kills colleague while dispersing crowd in Lagos

A policeman reportedly killed his colleague while dispersing a crowd in the Igando area of Lagos.

The officer attached to the Igando Police Division reportedly shot the other officer dead along LASU-Igando road.

Policeman kills colleague while dispersing crowd in Lagos

In a report by The Punch, the killer cop shot into the air to disperse the crowd, killing his colleague and injuring a ride-hailing motorcyclist in the process.

It was gathered that the police officer and the deceased were members of the police team that was mobilised to a section of the road on Saturday, November 23, 2019, to arrest motorcyclists plying prohibited routes and riding against traffic.

Trouble started when the team arrested a commercial motorcyclist for allegedly breaking traffic rule, but the rider resisted arrest and struggled with the policemen who wanted to seize his bike.

A witness, Kunle Gbadamosi, revealed that the Police killed his colleague after he cocked his gun to shoot into the air so as to disperse the crowd.

He said:

“I was on a bus en route to Igando from Iyana-Iba when I chanced on the incident. It caused traffic and I decided to alight from the bus. I saw a policeman lying lifeless on the floor. There was confusion everywhere.

“I learnt that some policemen were trying to arrest motorcyclists riding against the traffic and on prohibited routes. One of the motorcyclists they were trying to arrest resisted and his co-riders rallied round him because they felt the policemen wanted to extort him.

“One mobile policeman, who was trying to assist the policemen to get out of the situation, cocked and fired into the air to disperse the crowd. He shot and killed a policeman in the process.”

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