Lagos CP orders investigation into alleged shooting of Ahmed Segun by Policeman


The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu has ordered a full scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of one Ahmed Segun allegedly shot dead by a Policeman on Tuesday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday said that at about 9pm on Tuesday, the command received a distress call that some youths armed with dangerous weapons attacked a car stand at Council Area, Ikotun Road, Idimu, and were about to set the building ablaze.

Elkana noted that based on the strength of the information, Police teams from Idimu and neighboring Police stations were mobilized to the scene adding that reinforcements were also sent from the Rapid Response squads.

According to him,” Preliminary investigation showed that the youths were reacting to the death of one of their own known as Ahmed Segun ‘m’ 32 years old purported to have been shot by a Mobile Policeman protecting the company.

“Eye witnesses stated that there was an argument that ensued between the Mobile Policeman and the deceased which led to a physical confrontation. Some of the eye witnesses narrated that the deceased person and his friends made an attempt to forcefully gain access into the company but were resisted by the Mobile Policeman which resulted into a fight and eventual shooting of the deceased person.

“The group is notorious for harassing people in the area. The whereabouts of the said Mobile Policeman is unknown. It is not also certain whether he is dead or alive. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State has ordered an indept investigation into the case.”

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