Following InsideMainland’s report about the chaos in Apapa, Lagos Mainland, yesterday, Thursday, December 13, 2018, after a power drunk Policeman shot dead a truck driver over a N500 (Five Hundred Naira) bribe in the axis, more updates have emerged on the incident.
According to reports, the policeman who shot the yet to be identified truck driver is an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).
It was gathered that the shooting occurred around 3:00 pm with onlookers scampering for safety following the shooting.
Prior the shooting, a police team had raided a black spot in the area, which resulted in a clash between some hoodlums and the policemen, Punch reports.
In the ensuing confusion, a policeman was alleged to have fired a shot, which hit the truck driver, killing him on the spot.
Speaking on the incident, a source said; “The F-SARS officers came to raid the hoodlums smoking hemp in the Coconut-Trinity area. It (shooting) happened around the loading bay. There was a problem between them and the police opened fire, which hit a truck driver.
“The drivers in the place went on the rampage as the policemen took to their heels. The policemen around the Trinity area later came to restore sanity and calm the protesters.”
Earlier, InsideMainland shared a clip of the incident posted online by an onlooker who was at the scene of incident.
In the video, some of the onlookers were seen running around in different directions while others carried the corpse of the deceased.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had ordered an investigation into the incident.
He added that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Trinity Police Division had finalised a report on the matter.
“There was a crisis in that area, which led to somebody dying. However, the circumstances that led to his death are still sketchy.
“But the CP has directed the DPO Trinity, who has concluded preliminary findings, to hand over all materials relating to the incident to the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation. The outcome will be made public,” Oti said.