The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 5 individuals in connection with the murder of a policeman at School Street, Ifako-Ijaiye space of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria right now, Wednesday August 29th.
An announcement launched by the command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, some youths had gone right into a rampage in the world this morning and in the method, killed a policeman and vandalised a patrol automobile. The youths mentioned they have been indignant over the dying of one of them who had a fall out with the police two weeks in the past and died right now. Oti in his assertion mentioned the rampaging youths had stormed the Space ‘G’ Command, Ogba with the intention to overrun the police formation and commit arson however discovered it impregnable. Nonetheless, the Space Commander in-charge, spoke to them, promising to order an investigation into their grievances which bothered on the dying of a fellow youth
The police spokersperson said that the police authorities in the state are unaware of any encounter with the deceased as no formal criticism was obtained to that impact.
He added that the deceased officer and certainly your complete patrol group had the choice of defending themselves with their firearms in opposition to the mob however selected to point out restraint in face of provocation however sadly the rampaging mob by no means allowed them that possibility therefore Sgt. Collins paid the supreme worth.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, in his response to the incident, mentioned that policemen in the state had on a number of events proven restraints in the face of provocative actions. He subsequently warns that policemen could also be compelled to make use of their firearms to defend themselves, different folks about being killed by a mob and in the safety of authorities property.
Oti mentioned 5 individuals have been arrested in connection with the crim and that the suspects had been transferred to the Murder part on the State Felony Investigation and Intelligence Division.
He added that they’d be charged for murder on the conclusion of investigation.