Monday, December 5, 2022

Soldiers Beat Police Inspector To Death In Lagos

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Soldiers attached to the Ojo military cantonment has reportedly beaten a police inspector identified as Monday Orube to death over an argument on the right of way in Lagos traffic.

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The sad incident happened on Wednesday along Lagos-Badagry expressway, very close to the Ojo military cantonment. According to sources close to the incident, the argument started after three officers who were acting as traffic wardens stopped a road lane in order to allow for the easy flow of traffic.

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The police officers did not know that they had inadvertently stopped the lane where a coastal bus conveying soldiers was passing through. A source revealed that the soldiers questioned the police officers on why they allowed civilians to move before them.

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The soldiers insisted that they would not wait like the others but instead pass through one-way. The police officers on duty kicked against their insubordination and a fracas ensued between the both of them.

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Angered by the officers’ insistence on orderliness, the soldiers were said to have pounced on the officers, beating them severely.

Furthermore, the soldiers were said to have kidnapped two of the officers and took them to their barracks. On their way, the soldiers noticed that the police officers had become unconscious and they decided to take them to a hospital in their cantonment, Orube gave up the ghost in the process.

Confirming the incident, the PPRO of the Lagos State command Ben Hundeyin wrote on his twitter handle:

A @HQNigerianArmy deputation led by Brigadier-Generals KN Nwoko, ML Abubakar and IE Akpaumontia have paid a condolence visit to Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc over the unfortunate death of a Police Inspector attacked by soldiers in Lagos.

The Nigerian Army has however assured the general public to investigate the matter and punish the offenders accordingly.

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