Kidnapping: Woman loses life, three officers injured as Police, hoodlums clash in Lagos


…As CP orders investigation, condole with deceased family

A 30 year old woman, Busayo Owoodun was yesterday killed by a stray bullet as operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping unit of the Lagos State Police command engaged some hoodlums suspected to be cultists who tried to obstruct a lawful arrest by the operatives.

Also an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Victor Ugbegun and two other Policemen were injured in the course of the fracas.

Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command, Mr. Bala Elkana disclosed that at about 2.55pm yesterday, a team of Policemen from the Anti-kidnapping Unit attached to Area M Command, Idimu, tracked some kidnapping suspects to Ijegun – Isolo road, Ijegun bus stop but came under attack by members of the deadly gang.

Elkana revealed that a stray bullet hit one Busayo Owoodun as the gang with the support of some notorious cultists in the area, attacked the Police team and injured the team leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun and two others who were currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit.

According tohim,”Reinforcements from Operations Department, Rapid Response Squads, Task Force, and neighboring Divisions were able to contain the situation and evacuate the injured officers to Hospital.

“The Command has launched a manhunt of the assailants with a view of bringing them to justice. The corpse of the victim of the stray bullet was taken to hospital for autopsy.”

He however said that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu had ordered an in-depth investigation into the case.

“While condoling with the family of the deceased person, the command calls for calm and assured her family and friends that justice will prevail”, he added.

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