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Protest in Ajah as Inspector Accidentally Kills Man (Photo)

Posted by Thandiubani on Wed 07th Dec, 2022 -

Reacting to the incident, police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the Inspector had been disarmed and detained.

Gafaru Buraimoh
A police Inspector has been disarmed and detained after killing a young man.
The incident forced angry youths on Wednesday morning to besiege the police station in Ajah to protest the killing of the young man.
The victim identified as Gafaru Buraimoh, a resident of Happy Land Estate in Ajah, was killed by a stray bullet from the trigger-happy Inspector.
It was gathered that Buraimoh was patronising a Point of Sale (POS) vendor when the bullet from the Inspector, who was among cops pursuing black marker fuel sellers, hit him.
Although the incident was said to have occurred around 11:30pm on Tuesday, youths who heard about it gathered at the Elemoro Area Command in protest from 8am on Wednesday..
It was gathered that the protesting youths blocked the expressways and made it impossible for vehicles to pass, thereby preventing those going to work from getting to their destination.
As the crowd grew, the police were alleged to have released teargas to scare them but it made the situation riotous.
At the time of filing this report, the riotous crowd was alleged to have vandalised properties and was attempting to burn the police station.
Some residents who took to social media to warn commuters against plying that route, said the crowd was attacking policemen along Ajah Road.
Reacting to the incident, police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the Inspector had been disarmed and detained.
He said: “At About 2330hrs of Tuesday, December 06 2022, a shooting incident involving men of Ajah Division, resulted in the unfortunate death of Gafaru Buraimoh of Happy Land Estate, Ajah.
“The officer behind the shooting, an Inspector of Police, was immediately disarmed and has been detained, as full-scale investigation has commenced.
“The Lagos State Police Command through the Area Commander, Elemoro and Divisional Police Officer, Ajah has since notified and established contact with the family.
“The Command, while commiserating with the family of the deceased over the avoidable and most unfortunate incident, gives assurances that the already commenced investigation into the immediate and remote circumstances leading to the shooting will be brought to a speedy and conclusive end, while equally ensuring that justice is served.”

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