Connect with us

Metro News

Killing Of Okada Rider: Policeman Acted In Self Defence – Lagos PPRO

Published

on

protestokada

Protests continue in Ikorodu town in Lagos State over the killing of a commercial motorcyclist who was shot by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS). One person was killed and several others were injured in the protest, which began on Tuesday.

The policeman, simply identified as Haruna, in company with two of his colleagues, Ayodele and Ismaila, had on Tuesday stormed the area to arrest violators of the State traffic law.

The deceased, who was identified as Lekan Ajayi, ws said to have been shot thrice at close range by Haruna for resisting arrest while two other persons were injured.

The protesters, who were dispersed on Tuesday, however regrouped yesterday and stormed the Sagamu Police Station, Ikorodu, demanding that the killer policeman be brought out for them, blocking the major roads in the town, wielding sticks and other weapons as they protest their comrade’s death.

Speaking on the incident, state police spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, said the area had been brought under control by policemen.

“It is an unfortunate incident that a life was lost but no matter what happens, we are not supposed to take laws into our hands and take to the streets to protest.

“When I spoke to the divisional police officer, I learnt that some hoodlums stormed the station in the morning, wearing charms.

“Their intention was to unleash mayhem on the police station and burn it down. Our men were finally able to disperse the crowd and they arrested one Azeez. He is currently in our custody.”

Contrary to reports, Braide said the policeman who shot Lekan acted in self-defence when the commercial motorcyclists regrouped and started beating and brutalising the police officers.

“As I talk to you, one of the police officers is currently hospitalised. He was horribly brutalised by the mob and they left him with severe injuries,” she added.

Chairman, Commercial Motorcycle Riders Association, Ladega Branch, Mr. Kayode Jimoh, however, disputed the police claim, saying only the policemen could justify the reason for shooting an unarmed man.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Abubakar Manko, however appealed to the commercial motorcyclists not to take laws into their hands. He also stressed the determination of the security agencies in the state to enforce the law on the restriction of operations of commercial motorcycles.

Continue Reading
5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. kemi

    August 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

    This is utmost wickedness, and i pray God to pass speedy judgement on u all. Cldnt he have shot his leg, or hand if truly he was acting in self defense. This goes to show the kind of training our policemen have- taking lives of innocent and unharmed citizens. We all WILL REAP THE FRUITS OF ALL OUR DOINGS rite here on earth. God bless Nigeria and those working hard 4 It’s progress.

  2. gail

    August 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

    @kemi,does dat news sound like a self defence? The police man said he resisted arrest,so u see! Its not self defence but trigger happy policeman.its a lie ngozi braide! If drs any policeman who was injured,it was after his colleague shot & killed dat okada man! Police are liars & God will continue to judge them!

  3. masco

    August 22, 2013 at 10:51 am

    4rm d look of things,i am begining 2 doubt ngozi qualification cos her level of reasoning is shallow.how can talk about self when d other party is unarmed.dont worry it will soon b ur turn.

  4. wunmi

    August 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    It all lie,d guy was killed deffencelessly on tuesday and another one killed yesterday..D policeman beaten was an act of d motorist taking law into deir own hand..D guy killed is even a student.The police harassment in ikorodu is too much tanks to d governor.

  5. Goddy Ehis

    August 22, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I have said it before & will keep saying it. Fashola is inflicting pain on Lagosians who voted him into office as govnr. The decease according to report is a student of FUTA, trying to raise some money pending when ASUU call off strike. Nigeria will be free of criminals without the police, believe it or not Nigeria police are the robbers because they can do anything to get money from law abiding citizen whihe the suspected criminal are having feed day. How many of this killings do we hear in the North yet crime is on the increase but the police are there. Funny enough, Fashola’s wife is importing motorcycles into Lagos & it is sold for #250,000. That bike is not different from the usual Boxer. FASHOLA can’t escape God’s wrath, God can wipe him & his entire household in a split of second.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Metro News

Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

Published

on

Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola

Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

Read Also: Femi Otedola Spotted Dancing With His Children (Video)

See his post below:

Otedola’s post

Otedola’s post

Continue Reading

Metro News

“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

Published

on

“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
Oke

Oke

Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

Continue Reading

Metro News

Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Published

on

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

Continue Reading

Trending