Angry Mob Kill Policeman, Injure 2

The Lagos State Police Command, on Saturday, said a policeman was killed with two others seriously injured in the Ijegun incident.

Akelicious had earlier reported that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, shot dead a shop owner, Biliki, in the Ijegun area of Lagos.

The operatives had reportedly opened fire on a suspect who resisted arrest, only for the bullet to hit Biliki, who was in her shop.

The incident led to angry mob seizing one of the fleeing officers and insisted that he must be killed in return.

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Our correspondent learned that the mobbed policeman was taken to the palace of the traditional ruler in Ijegun, where a crowd of angry youths requested to lynch him.

The Lagos State Police Spokesman, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident, said the officers involved were Anti-Kidnapping operatives and not men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

He added that there was still tension in the area but that a police team had been deployed in the axis to restore sanity.

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“They were Anti-Kidnap, not SARS operatives. We don’t have the details of what happened for now. But the mob has killed one policeman and injured two. The area is still tense. But we are handling it”, Elkana said.

Biliki, a tailor, was heavily pregnant when she was killed, Akelicious

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