The police in Lagos have denied that an officer killed a bus driver in the state as shown in a viral video – According to spokesman Oti, it was an officer of Inspector rank who was hospitalized when a gang tried to forcefully take his gun from him – The suspect who led the attack was apprehended by police but pretended to be dead in the video The Lagos state Police Command have denied reports making the rounds that an officer attached to them reportedly killed a commercial bus driver in the city on Friday, March 1. According to the Command’s spokesman CSP Chike Oti, who signed the statement, it was an officer with the rank of an Inspector, who was attacked by a criminal gang in Ayobo. The statement read: “The Command will like to state unequivocally that no police officer killed any bus driver in Lagos State on the date in question being 01/03/2019. “The incident the writer was trying to portray albeit inaccurately took place at Mosan Okunola Community in Ayobo area of the state where a team of anti crime policemen on routine patrol, led by Inspector Oloruntoba Gbenga, was attacked by a gang of youths suspected to be members of an unlawful society, led by one Lekan Isiaka. “The said Lekan Isiaka while trying to sn*tch a rifle assigned to Inspector Frank Ikpokpo, stabbed him on the head. “The rest of the team resisted the criminal gang and made a distress call to their Area Command Headquarters in Ayobo following which a team of policemen were dispatched to the scene on rescue mission. “The rescue team succeeded in arresting the notorious Lekan Isiaka who pretended to be dead in the video being circulated alongside his partners in crime, namely: Precious Bassey, Anayo Ugwu, Adewale Fatai, Samuel Akande, Matthew Ogbede, Adewunmi Idowu, Chukwuka Oshele and Kunle Adeola. “The injured policemen have been treated and discharged while Inspector Frank Ikpokpo is in the Intensive Care Unit Of a private hospital
The injured policemen have been treated and discharged while Inspector Frank Ikpokpo is in the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital. “The Command Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu mni, has directed that the suspects be charged to court on Monday March 4, 2019 for attempted murder.” Sodimu Johnson, one of the eyewitnesses, who narrated the incident to Sahara Reporters said: “The officers were trying to collect money from the driver, but he did not give them. One of them shot the driver and when they saw that he was dead, they tried to run away. “The bus conductor and other passers-by chased them and were able to catch two of the officers. We held them and were trying to force them to carry the corpse to their station.