The lagos state police command has issued an official statement on the death of a automobile thief, Daniel Ekwerekwu, an indigene of Aguleri, Anambra state who slipped off a wall, landed on a cemented floor and broke his skull whereas being chased
Based on CSP Chike Oti, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ‘if he knew what destiny had in inventory for him at the early hours of in the present day 12/08/2018, maybe, he might have chosen one other day to go vandalising folks’s automobiles. Nemesis caught up with the mentioned Daniel Ekwerekwu at Okungade avenue, Mende-Maryland, Ikeja, the place he went on a perilous mission of automobile vandalisation to wit stealing of automobile physique/engine components’.
The statement continues to say, ‘nonetheless, at about 0604hrs, one of the homeowners of the automobiles being vandalised woke as much as put together for church service solely to see Daniel vandalising his automobile. He raised alarm which attracted a police patrol group from Anthony Police Division on neighbourhood patrol in addition to neighbours. They chased after the thief who bumped into a constructing. He tried to scale the fence however sadly for him, his palms slipped off the wall and he landed on a cemented floor breaking his skull as a outcome.
When the police searched his trousers pocket, they recovered a voter’s card bearing his title and image. He was taken to Mainland Hospital Yaba the place he was confirmed lifeless. The physique was thereafter deposited at the hospital’s morgue for post-mortem. The Commissioner of Police as soon as once more needs to encourage Lagos communities which can be but to kind neighbourhood vigilante teams to take action. The CP guarantees that when the vigilante group meets the necessities of the legislation, the Command will recognise it and again them up with armed policemen since vigilante teams usually are not allowed to bear firearms’.