A policeman attached to a new generation bank around Cassette bus stop, Coker Aguda, in Surulere area of Lagos State was killed by gunmen on Wednesday, August 24.
Businesses in the area were forced to close early after the policeman leaving the bank located on Enitan Street in the area, was shot in the neck at close range.
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Though the motive of the attack is yet to be uncovered, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin who confirmed the incident, said efforts had been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects.
He was confirmed dead at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where he transferred from Randle General Hospital. Hundeyin said,
“He actually hired the tricycle and was the only passenger. He was attacked, shot and his service pistol taken away. It happened in the afternoon around 3pm. He later d!ed in the night. Nobody has been arrested but efforts are on to that end.”
“He was guarding a bank but the incident didn’t happen at the bank; he had left and was going somewhere inside a tricycle” Hundeyn added.