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Policemen chase Okada rider, passengers to death in Lagos


LAGOS— Three people were reportedly killed by Lagos State Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, with number plate LAGOS XQ 766 LSD and marked LAGBUS F014, yesterday, at Awoyaya area of Ibeju-Lekki along Lekki/Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Eyewitness said the victims were on a motorcycle from Container area of Ibeju-Lekki and were reportedly being chased by RRS men before they ran into a BRT, which killed them instantly.

Chairman of the Arewa community, Ibeju-Lekki, Musa Sule, said: “What happened today (yesterday) was against the right of the people, especially the Arewa community living in this area.

“I live in Abijo area of Ibeju-Lekki, when I got to Awoyaya bus-stop, to my surprise, I saw three people on the road, dead. I was told that RRS men were chasing them but as they tried to escape, they ran into BRT. Both the BRT driver and the RRS men had escaped.

“We are calling on government to come to our rescue because this problem is getting too much in this area. This is not the first time this will happen. This problem must not continue in this area because we are law-abiding people. We will not carry the corpses until appropriate steps are taken.”

One of the indigenes of Ado/Badore area in Ajah, Alhaji Adams, pleaded with government to prevail so that peace will reign in the area.

He said: ”There is need to take the corpses off the road. These are human beings, they should be respected. What happened has happened. We are law-abiding citizens, we don’t want trouble in Ibeju Lekki.”

Meanwhile, the Baale of Awoyaya, Alhaji Yisa Babatunde, has said it was sad to experience such horrible incident in his domain.

According to him, “the activities of the Police in this part of Lagos is nothing to write home about. There is need for government to look into this problem so that it does not degenerate into riot.”



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