Police stop violent killings in Lagos
- Two people have lost their lives in Lagos after son of Sarki Hausawa of Okokomaiko allegedly killed a suya man
- This led to a counter attack by associates of the deceased
- The police have arrested Bashiru Ahmed
The Nigerian police has taken control of the situation as series of violent killings erupted in Lagos.
The police made this known on Rapid Response Squad Facebook page on Sunday, September 17.
According to the police, the situation started when Bashiru Ahmed, the son of Sarki Hausawa of Okokomaiko accused a man selling suya of laughing at him.
The man was said to have denied laughing at the son of the monarch but Ahmed refused to believe him and subsequently destroyed his wares.
This subsequently led to destruction and deaths.
The police said:"On Friday September 14, 2017, an incident started between at a suya seller spot by one Bashiru Ahmed who is the son of Sarki Hausawa of Okokomaiko.
"Bashiru accused the suya man of laughing at him and the suya sellers told him he was laughing at the person who fell into the gutter. Bashiru and his gang threw the suya seller's meat on the floor and left.
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"The suya man and some sympathizers went to complain to Bashiru’s father, the Sarki, Alh Adamu Ahmed Gaya, who promised to pay for the suya but the owner declined the compensation.
"The following day, the suya seller was shot and killed by two assailants who escaped from scene.
"The police swung into action and arrested Bashiru Ahmed who is suspected to have had hands in the murder.
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"Today at about 1200hrs, friends of the deceased suya man sighted an associate of Bashiru Ahmed, pursued and killed him near Alaba rago and moved to the palace of the Sarki and set it ablaze."
"The area commander Area E" Command,Acp Auwal Musa, the commander RRS Acp Tunji Disu and Officers of Ops Mensa were on the ground to maintain peace . Meeting were held with elders of the community to stop further reprisal attacks, he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that some police officers who were arrested for allegedly burgling an Abuja residence of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, have been dismissed from the service by the Nigerian Police Force.
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