Mob Kill Two Policemen In Ogba

Angry youths around Aruna, Ogba, Lagos have killed two policemen as they protested against the death of their friend, simply identified as Akin.

Our correspondent gathered that policemen had visited the area to arrest Indian Hemp smokers, including Akin.

In his effort to escape, Akin had scaled a fence, which eventually collapsed and killed him. He was rushed to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja where he was pronounced dead.

Akin’s death had infuriated the youths as they stormed the Area G, Police Division to protest. However, the youths ran into a police patrol van and killed two cops.

An eyewitness said that the youths were returning from the hospital where they had gone to carry the remains of Akin when they attacked the policemen.

“They slapped one of the policemen, collected his rifle and shot him at close range,” eyewitness said.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti had said that only one policeman was killed and that several arrests had been made over the crisis.

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