June 23, 2024

No arrest made over killing of inspector by naval officers in Lagos — Police


By Efe Onodjae

The Lagos State Police Command, through its Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed that no arrest has been made over the alleged killing of a yet-to-be-identified police officer by a Naval official in Lagos.

Recall that Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident to our reporter, stated that a report was received at Okokomaiko Police Station around 4:30 pm on Saturday from some members of the public. They reported that some policemen who were on routine patrol along Igbo-Elerin tried to impound a motorcycle whose rider was riding against traffic at Beno filling station.

He further said that two men in mufti, who claimed to be naval officers, resisted the motorcycle’s impoundment. Instead, the two men in mufti decided to confront the policemen.

“Other naval personnel in uniform arrived at the scene and supported their colleagues in the attack. While one inspector slumped and was unconscious, the naval officers absconded from the scene. The inspector was rushed to a hospital in the area, where he was confirmed dead. The body has been deposited at the Idi-Araba Mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy.”

When asked about the identity of the police inspector, Hundeyin said, “We don’t disclose names of police inspectors to the public until the family has been duly informed, and until then, I can’t divulge the name. However, the investigation is still ongoing.”

Continuing, he added, “No arrests have been made yet, of anyone.”