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May 2, 2024

Lagos: DSS denies shooting man at filling station

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that its operatives shot someone in a filling station in Lagos.

One Toheeb Eniafe, was reportedly shot and killed on Wednesday by security operatives at a filling station at Obalende in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State on Thursday.

Reacting via X, the Service said enquiries about the matter should be directed to the police.

The statement reads: “The story that two DSS staff allegedly fired at a member of the public in a filling station and were also attacked by an angry mob in Obalende area of Lagos is NOT TRUE. The Police PRO in Lagos may be contacted for further enquiries on the incident, please.”

Vanguard reports that the Lagos State Police Command said it had identified the police officer involved in the incident.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed this on Thursday.

He said, “The person behind the shooting has been identified as a police officer serving at Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 17, Lion Building, Lagos.

“Investigation is still ongoing and further findings will be made available.

“Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command is working with the family of the deceased to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice.”