Tension, controversy as Policemen stab soldier to death in Lagos

Tension, controversy as Policemen stab soldier to death in Lagos

Promise Eze

A yet-to-be-identified soldier was on Wednesday killed by policemen in Lagos.

According to SaharaReporters the incident happened in the Odogunyan area of Ikorodu.

“The soldier was killed at Odogunyan by policemen, he was in mufti. Immediately they realised he was an officer, they ran away to Ogijo police station.

“The soldiers mobilised to the station and burnt a danfo (bus) belonging to the police. There is chaos along Lagos/Sagamu Road. People are rushing home, shops closed,” a source said.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has said the policeman who killed a soldier in the Odogunyan area of the state is not under the state Police Command.

Punch Newspapers reports that Oyeyemi confirmed the incident happened in Odogunyan, which falls under Lagos State not Ogun. He added that it was a mobile policeman who killed the soldier stating that Ogun had no mobile base in the Ogijo area.

Reacting to the police station that was burnt, Oyeyemi said, “That is a misconception, a mobile man serving in Lagos was the one that killed the soldier. I don’t know why the soldiers will go and start burning Ogijo Police Station when the issue happened in Odogunyan, which is in Lagos.

“We don’t have any mobile base in Ogijo, so how can the mobile policeman be from Ogijo?” he questioned.

However, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Wednesday night took to Twitter to say that the soldier’s killing took place at Ogijo and not Odogunyan.

He said, “There are stories making the rounds that riots have broken out in Odonguyan, Ikorodu. We wish to clarify that the unrest is at Ogijo, Ogun State, though very close to Ikorodu, Lagos. Our officers are at alert & would not allow any breakdown of law and order within Lagos State.”


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