Policeman kills colleague, injures motorcyclist in Lagos while dispersing crowd

Information reaching us at Checkout Magazine has it that a policeman attached to the Igando Police Division has been shot dead by his colleague said to be a mobile policeman during a free-for-all along Lasu-Igando Road.

It was gathered that the killer cop shot into the air to disperse the crowd, killing his colleague and injuring a ride-hailing motorcyclist in the process.

Sunday PUNCH reported that a police team from the division had mobilized to a section of the road around 4pm on Saturday to arrest motorcyclists plying prohibited routes and riding against traffic.

It was gathered that trouble started when the team arrested a commercial motorcyclist (popularly known as okada rider) for allegedly breaking the traffic rule.

The rider was said to have resisted arrest and struggled with the policemen who wanted to seize his bike.

In the ensuing altercation, a crowd who believed the policemen wanted to extort the rider gathered and started hurling objects at them.

In a bid to disperse the crowd, the armed mobile policeman cocked his gun and shot into the air, resulting in his colleague’s death, injuring a motorcyclist too, an eye witness told Sunday PUNCH

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