Business motorcyclists have reportedly killed a paramilitary officer connected to the Lagos State Environmental and Particular Offences Unit (job pressure) throughout an assault on the company across the Kara bridge space on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
In line with Punch, the duty pressure officers have been attacked whereas finishing up enforcement on motorcyclists plying the freeway.
In the course of the raid, the officers reportedly impounded some bikes and put them of their operational truck and left.
It was gathered that the aggrieved motorcyclists reportedly mobilised, boarded a bus and chased the duty pressure workforce in a bid to recuperate their seized property.
The officers have been mentioned to be finishing up one other raid on the bus cease close to Berger when the aggrieved motorcyclists stormed there round 2pm.
A dealer, who gave her identify solely as Bukola, mentioned a paramilitary officer working with the company was lynched.
“After they obtained to the junction to navigate a bend again to Lagos, they obtained all the way down to raid different motorcyclists plying the freeway,” she narrated.
“The motorcyclists protested towards the raid and refused to launch their bikes as a result of the world just isn’t below Lagos State. In the course of the argument that adopted, different Okada riders whose bikes had been impounded met them on the bus cease.
“The indignant Okada riders began throwing stones and sticks on the job pressure officers. When the assault turned a lot, the officers entered their automobiles and fled the world.
“A person who labored with them was mistakenly left behind and the indignant motorcyclists pounced on him. They beat him with sticks and stoned him to demise.”
A industrial driver, who recognized himself as Olawole, mentioned after the sufferer was killed, the mob dumped his physique in a river near the Kara Bridge.
“The motorcyclists threw stones and sticks on the job pressure officers and two personnel fell from the truck. One escaped, whereas the opposite individual was captured and killed. The motorcyclists dropped his physique in a river at Kara Bridge. The police have been knowledgeable they usually got here to the world to revive peace. We have been additionally informed that among the individuals who dedicated the act had been recognized.”
The transport union chairman within the space, who recognized himself as Oloba, confirmed the incident on Thursday.
“Though I wasn’t round when the incident occurred, from what I gathered, it was the Okada riders that chased the sufferer, pinned him down, and dumped his physique in a river at Kara Bridge after killing him.”
The spokesperson for the duty pressure, Raheem Gbadeyanka, whereas condemning the assault, mentioned no fewer than 21 suspects have been arrested.
“Investigation continues to be ongoing and the individual continues to be lacking. The individual is a paramilitary officer connected to the workforce. He alighted to purchase sachet water and was attacked by the motorcyclists and he’s nonetheless lacking until date,” Gbadeyanka acknowledged.
“We didn’t perform any operation in Ogun State; we have been solely making an attempt to navigate from there again to Lagos when the incident occurred.”
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