THERE was palpable confusion in Agege area of Lagos State on Sunday afternoon when a police corporal attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command was shot death.
The death of the police officer was said to be reprisal by some hoodlums, who were protesting the shooting of two people, simply identified as Sulaimon and Segun by the deceased policeman.
The police in the state confirmed the death of the policeman but denied that he was killed in retaliation for killing two people.
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Joe Offor, insisted that the policeman did not commit suicide but shot in the head.
It was gathered that the deceased policeman had gone to the area to rescue an internet fraudster, popularly known as ‘yahoo boy,’ when he was shot.
The deceased officer, Sergeant James, was escaping with the ‘Yahoo boy’ when some hoodlums reportedly killed him and the internet fraudster.
A source at Amoo Street, where the incident happened, told the Nigerian Tribune that the internet fraudster was driving around the stadium when he was stopped by some street urchins.
The ‘Yahoo boy’, simply identified as Obey, had reportedly called the policeman to come and rescue him when he could not satisfy the request of the angry hoodlums.
The deceased policeman was said to have shot into the crowd, hitting two of them in the process, before escaping with Obey in a car.
Some hoodlums were said to have chased the policeman and Obey on a motorbike and killed both of them.
Offor, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune confirmed the death of the policeman but denied that he had earlier shot two people.
He also said that the police in the state had begun investigations into the incident.