Police Inspector dies as Naval officer,  Okada rider commit traffic offence in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS –A Police Inspector on Saturday, lost his life  following a clash with some Naval officers in the Okokomaiko, Ojo Local Government area in Lagos State.

The incident occurred when the Inspector and his colleagues were on a routine patrol along the Igbo-Elerin area.
Trouble was said to have started when the policemen accosted a motorcyclist along Igbo-Elerin road over an alleged traffic offence.

The rider, who was dressed in mufti, was carrying another person when the policemen stopped the motorcycle.
The rider and his passenger, who claimed to be Naval personnel, allegedly resisted Police arrest.

An eyewitness said the duo on the motorcycle allegedly engaged the policemen in a heated argument. The situation later degenerated into a fight between the policemen and the rider, who later turned out to be a Naval officer.

The Inspector was said to have slumped and died during the altercation.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson, of Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said a report was received at Okokomaiko Police Station around 4.30 pm on Saturday from some members of the public that some policemen who were on routine patrol along Igbo-Elerin, tried to impound a motorcycle riding against traffic at Beno filling station.

He said both men in mufti on the motorcycle, who claimed to be Naval officers, resisted the arrest and thereafter confronted the policemen.

“Other Naval personnel in uniform arrived at the scene and supported their colleagues in the attack. While one Inspector slumped and was unconscious, the Naval officers absconded from the scene.

The Inspector was rescued and was rushed to a hospital in the area, where he was confirmed dead. The body has been deposited at the Idi-Araba Mortuary, Yaba, for autopsy. The investigation is ongoing,”

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