OK, so what’s going on? Why are policemen now shooting indiscriminately while enforcing Lagos traffic laws? Last week they beat and stripped an Okada man at Unilag Junction, yesterday they killed another Okada man at Ilupeju Byepass, today another shooting, another death recorded.
Commercial motorcycle riders aka okada on Tuesday protested the alleged killing of one of the colleagues by a policeman in Ilupeju area of Lagos.
The protest led to confusion in the area as policemen fired bullets and teargas to disperse the protesters.
A witness wrote on Facebook that the policeman shot the okada rider dead after failing to stop the biker on Coker Road in Ilupeju.
The cyclist had successfully evaded the policeman’s attempt to arrest him when he was surprisingly shot dead around 10.52a.m.
Witnesses said the killer policeman came from the nearby Ilupeju Police Station while some others said they were members of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Task Force.
The alleged instigator of the vigilante murder of four University of Port Harcourt students in Aluu community, Rivers State, has been arrested, Nigerian police announced today.
The suspect’s name was given as Coxson Lerebori Lucky, also known as “Bright”. Read the rest of this entry
A 20-year old sales girl identified simply as Lucy, was on Friday was shot dead by policemen in the Apo area of Abuja. The girl was hit in the chest by bullets fired into a photography shop where she worked as a sales girl. Three other people sustained gunshot injuries when policemen from the FCT Police Command fired bullets indiscriminately in an attempt to enforce the demolition order of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council.
The policemen had stormed the area around 7 am with officials of Development Control Department, who had come to demolish illegal structures. But residents and indigenes, who felt that the government had no right to demolish their houses when they were yet to be resettled, resisted the operation.