Police shoots commercial bus driver

Lagos : Nigeria | Jul 27

There was commotion in Akowonjo area of Egbeda in Lagos State , Nigeria on Tuesday afternoon as an unidentified police officer reportedly shot a commercial bus driver to death ..

The Tuesday killing occurred less than fifteen days after a commercial bus driver was shot to death by another unidentified policeman for refusing to part with 20 naira .

Irate hoodlums , who were present during the time of the extra – judicial killing reportedly took law into their hand as they pounced on the killer policeman and beat him to a state of coma .

The situation became more tensed some minutes after the jungle justice as a reinforced team of policemen arrested several people in connection with the incident that has created tension among residents Vulcanizer Bus Stop area of Akowonjo .

The killer policemen had around 3o’clock on Tuesday reportedly opened fire on the driver of the bus , who had reportedly ignored the policeman’s request to halt his vehicle and part with something..

Hoodlums who saw the driver gasping for breath before finally giving up , went on rampage and battered the erring policeman as other members of his team escaped into thin air.

Various dangerous weapons including machetes knifes and broken bottles were reportedly used by the hoodlums on the killer policeman , who is said to bein a very serious situation.

Scores of residents of the area , mainly youths have since been arrested in the area by combined team of policemen from Area F police formations and other police stations around Akowonjo .

Over twenty five patrol vans with over one hundred anti riot policemen were immediately drafted to the area to forestall a further breakdown of law and order in the area.

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