Unauthorised operation by Lagos taskforce officers results in civilian death

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A tragic incident occurred involving two police officers from the Lagos State Taskforce who engaged in an unauthorised operation, accompanied by civilians, has left one dead.

The illegal activity resulted in an attack by motorcycle riders, leading to the death of one civilian.

According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a post on X said, the two officers undertook the illegal duty on June 19, 2024, without official sanction and brought civilians to increase their numbers.

During the operation, they were assaulted by a group of motorcycle riders, culminating in the fatality.

Hundeyin affirmed that the officers have been detained, and disciplinary procedures are underway and searching for the civilian accomplices involved

Additionally, investigations have been initiated to identify, arrest, and prosecute those responsible for the attack.

He posted, “Two police officers attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 went on illegal duty, taking some civilians with them to shore up their number. They came under attack from motorcycle riders, resulting in the death of one of the civilians.

While disciplinary actions have commenced on the already detained police officers, and search is on for their civilian accomplices, investigations have commenced to identify, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of this dastardly act.”

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