Bullet fired by policemen chasing yahoo boys kills tailor

A 30-year-old tailor, Busayo Owoodun, was allegedly killed by a stray bullet around 2.55pm on Saturday when police opened fire after they were attacked by hoodlums in Ijekun, Lagos.

The  Anti-Kidnapping Squad attached to ‘M’ Command, Idimu, were said to be  on the trail of   some kidnap suspects when  the hoodlums allegedly  attacked them along  Ijegun-Isolo road.

Sources said  three officers including an Assistant Superintendent of Police were injured by the hoodlums.

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, said the Commissioner of Police, Muazu Zubairu, had order investigation into the incident.

He added that the CP had  condoled with Owoodun’s family.

He said, “A stray bullet hit one Busayo Owoodun. The gang with the support of some notorious cultists in the area, attacked the police team and injured the  leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun, and two others who are currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit of a hospital.

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“With reinforcements from Operations Department, Rapid Response Squads, Task Force, and neighbouring divisions we were able to contain the situation and  take  the injured officers to hospital.

“The command has launched a manhunt of the assailants with a view to bringing them to justice. The corpse of the victim of the stray bullet was taken to hospital for autopsy. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a full investigation into the case.”

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