One Killed As Police, Hoodlums Clash in Lagos

One Killed As Police, Hoodlums Clash in Lagos

One person was killed while many others sustained varying degrees of injuries on Monday after policemen and touts clashed in Ikotun area of Lagos.

It was learnt that trouble started after a team of policemen from Area ‘M’ Command, Idimu, stormed an Indian hemp joint around Agbole, Ikotun to arrest some suspected hoodlums.

According to a reliable source, a fight ensued between both parties as the hoodlums resisted arrest.

It was learnt that in the process, one of the policemen allegedly fired a shot which killed one of the suspects on the spot.

However, about 4pm, some armed youths stormed Ikotun division to protest the killing of one of them and attempted to burn down the station.

Eyewitnesses said in the process, policemen fired some shots into the air to disperse them.

When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said, “I spoke with the area commander but I haven’t been fully briefed. I heard one person was killed.”

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