Monday, May 11, 2015

Tricycle driver shot dead by power-drunk ASP

The police in Lagos have launched a manhunt for an Assistant Superintendent of Police, identified simply as Mohammed, who allegedly shot dead a tricycle driver, Akeem Aranse, during an argument in the Shasha, Akowonjo area.

PUNCH learnt that Mohammed, who is attached to the Disaster Management Unit of the Department of Operations, Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, moved out of his apartment on Unity Close, Egbeda, shortly after the incident.
Our correspondent learnt that Mohammed had boarded a commercial motorcycle (okada) which was hit by the tricyle operator on Kareem Laka Street in the Egbeda area.
It was gathered that   the incident led to an argument which degenerated into the killing of the tricycle driver by the ASP.
Eyewitnesses explained that some passersby had tried to settle the skirmish but the police officer   remained adamant.
The officer was said to have eventually brought out his pistol   and shot the tricycle driver.
Thirty-one-year-old Akeem, who was said to have been shot in the chest, reportedly died on the spot.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident, adding that the police were intensifying efforts to arrest the ASP.
He said, “We have identified the policeman, but he has been on the run. We are making efforts to arrest him.
“His action is alien to the police culture. It is not in line with the vision and mission of the Lagos State Police Command.”

1 comment :

  1. I don't know what is wrong with all these trigger hungry policemen, they need further training abeg before they kill all the innocent souls finish