Army sheds light on burning of Police station in Ogijo

...suspect under arrest

CITIZENS COMPASS– :THE Nigerian Army on Thursday, exonerated its men from the burning of  the police station in  Ogijo area of Ikorodu, Ogun State.

Rather, the military said the burning was carried out by a mob that witnessed the killing of Saheed, a soldier.

In a statement signed by Acting Deputy Director, Public Relations,  81 Division, Lieutenant Colonel Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni, t

The mobile policeman

he troops have been deployed around the vicinity to prevent breakdown of law and order.

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

Ayeni added that “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 situation is however under control as normalcy has returned to the community.”

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