Some residents of Mangoro/Onipetesi community in Lagos on Sunday went on a rampage blocking the Oshodi/Abeokuta expressway in protest against the killing of a youth in the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the angry residents blocked the major roads with tyres and woods after a youth was allegedly shot dead by policemen from Anti-cultism unit of Lagos state command.
NAN learnt that an unmarked commercial bus occupied by the policemen had visited the community on Sunday afternoon in search of youths dressed wildly and wore dreadlocks.
It was gathered that one of the police operatives allegedly shot dead a youth simply identified as Kunle from behind in an attempt to disperse a crowd which had gathered during the raid.
A witness, who gave his name as Ayo, told NAN that everything happened in a flash.
“F-SARS had come to arrest one of the boys of a major music producer who was wears dreads; I and some others who were drinking at a bar saw what was happening and quickly explained to the policemen that he was not a Yahoo boy.
“They ignored our talks and kept dragging the boy to their vehicle, we all came out from the bar and kept explaining to the policemen that they were arresting a wrong person.
“In an attempt to disperse the crowd, a first shot was fired to the ground.
“Seeing this, I and the others quickly turned back to avoid trouble, but because Kunle was probably the last person in the crowd, he was shot point blank from behind.
“He didn’t even know he was shot till we had trekked some few metres before we all saw he was bleeding, he died on his way to the hospital at Ikeja,” the witness said.
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NAN reports that following the incident, angry residents blocked the major road, setting tyres ablaze and obstructing commuters from passing. Spokesman for Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, told NAN he was yet to be briefed of the incident as at 9pm on Sunday.
A social media user identified as @Nwakibie, who was at the scene when the incident unfolded shared a video post on Twitter, which captured the moment the young man was being rushed to the hospital in a vehicle.
In another tweet that followed, he revealed that the young man passed on few moments after he arrived at the general hospital in Ikeja. See his tweets below:
The lover of the deceased also took to social media with a heartbreaking post to lament the death of her partner. See her post below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously gathered the report of a young Nigerian lady who had passed away after falling into a soakaway behind her house. The deceased was reportedly set to travel out of the country in a few weeks before the unfortunate incident that claimed her life.
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