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LAGOS: One civilian dead as okada riders attack police officers on ‘illegal duty’

ONE person has died after some officers from the Lagos State Taskforce went on “illegal duty” in an area of the state.

A video of the guy getting ran over by some commercial motorbike riders went viral, inciting outrage among social media users.

The Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, while providing an update on the situation, stated that the victim died after the riders, also known as Okada, attacked the police and several citizens who went with them on illegal duty on Wednesday.

“Two police officers attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, went on illegal duty, taking some civilians with them to shore up their number,” Hundeyin wrote on his X handle today.

“They came under attack from motorcycle riders, resulting in the death of one of the civilians.”

He noted that investigations were ongoing while the officers involved have been detained by police authorities in Lagos State.

“While disciplinary actions have commenced on the already detained police officers, and a search is on for their civilian accomplices, investigations have commenced to identify, arrest, and prosecute the perpetrators of this dastardly act,” the police spokesman said.

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