Man shot dead while queueing for petrol in Lagos

...Police identify killer

CITIZENS COMPASS –The ongoing scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol has resulted in tragedy following the shooting to death of a youth, Toheeb Eniafe, in the Obalende, Ikoyi area of  Lagos State.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night at Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NPCL).

However, Police in Lagos have been able to identify the killers after the bereavement family was alarmed.
It was gathered that Eniafe was in the queue to get petrol when the incident happened.

While in the queue, two men, believed to be security officials attempted to drive into the station to buy petrol though they were not previously in the queue.
Eyewitnesses’ accounts said they were resisted and this generated into a shouting match that was spearheaded by the deceased.

An eyewitness, Mr Famakinwa Ifadiran said an altercation letter ensued leading to the deceased’s shooting by one of the perceived security officials who immediately escaped from the scene.

The eyewitness alleged that the men through their behavior were believed to be security officials said, “They wore branded T-shirts like security operatives,”
He alleged that Toheeb was pained when one of his assailants slapped him. “One of the officers slapped Toheeb and he retaliated and the next was that he reached for his gun and shot Toheeb but they escaped the scene before other youths could intervene.”

Three residents of Ikoyi, Madam Evelyn Dansol, Messirs Abdulaho Mohammed, and Wale Adedeji corroborated Fadiran’s claim calling on the government to fish out the killers.

Police identify killers

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command on Thursday, May 2, 2024, said it had identified the officer who shot Toheeb.

Spokesman for the Command,
, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a statement that reads, “The person behind the shooting has been identified as a police officer serving at Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 17, Lion Building, Lagos.

The deceased, Toheeb Eniafe
“Investigation is still ongoing and further findings will be made available.
“Meanwhile, the Lagos in Police Command is working with the family of the deceased to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice.”



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