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LAGOS: Policeman detained for ‘killing’ motorcyclist

THE State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has confirmed the arrest and detention of a policeman (name withheld) for reportedly shooting to death a motorcyclist, Alabi Stephen, popularly known as Doctor, around Sabo Market, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

According to CP Alabi, the command had commenced investigation into the events that claimed the deceased life. He added that the justice will take its cause as the police officer would have his day in court.

It was gathered that the trigger happy cop attached to the Sagamu Road Police Division shot the deceased during enforcement of the ban on motorcycles in the state.

CP Alabi said, “There was a problem because some of the Okada riders did not want the enforcement to take place, maybe because of the highhandedness of the police.

“So, they reacted, and in the course of that, there was a scuffle. According to the information I got, they (motorcyclists) were trying to dispossess the policeman of his arm, and in the course of doing that, there was a discharge.

“The matter is being investigated and if the officer is culpable, like I said before, we will not allow anybody to take anybody’s life unlawfully because life is sacred. If there is evidence that he actually did it intentionally, then, he will face the music. He is currently being detained as we are investigating the case,” he added.

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