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Mob Attacks Police Station Over The Murder Of A Soldier


Feb 16, 2023

Angry mobs burn patrol vehicles, attack police station over colleague’s ‘murder’ at Ogijo Community, a border town between Ogun and Lagos states, following the death of a soldier who was stabbed to death by a policeman.

According to the press statement signed by the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 81 Division Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni “the victim confronted the suspect who was not properly dressed and standing very close to the Patrol Vehicle of Operation MESA to confirm his identity”

“This led to an argument and subsequently, the unfortunate incident”

“The soldier was immediately rushed to Lagos State Polytechnic Hospital, Odogunyan, for medical attention, but he was declared dead on arrival at the hospital” Ayeni said.

“The remains of the soldier has been moved to 174 Battalion Medical Centre in Ikorodu”

The suspect has also since been arrested and kept in a military custody for his safety and subsequent hand over to Nigeria Police for prosecution”

The angry mob who witnessed the unfortunate incident took advantage of this and attacked Police Station in the community. Troops have been deployed around the vicinity of all police stations in Ikorodu general area to prevent breakdown of law and order.

Also the Lagos State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin stated “There are stories making the rounds that riots have broken out in Odonguyan, Ikorodu”

We wish to clarify that the unrest is at Ogijo, Ogun State, though very close to Ikorodu, Lagos”

“Our officers are at alert & would not allow any breakdown of law and order within Lagos State” Hundeyin added.

The situation is however under control as normalcy has returned to the community.

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