- Two persons have been sent to an early grave at a birthday party in Lagos as a drunken policeman's gun salute went wrong
- This is as the happy policeman tried to offer a gun salute to the businessman when he misfired and killed two persons while two others were injured
- Meanwhile, the police command in Lagos state has reacted to the sad development and therefore declared a manhunt for the killer cop
On Sunday, April 24, a trigger-happy policeman, shot dead two persons at the venue of a party which was organised at La Silva Bar in Gowon Estate, Egbeda area of Lagos.
Daily Trust reports that the incident brought to an end the birthday party as those in attendance fled for fear of arrest.
It was learned that the policeman was drunk, but took to his heels on realising the enormity of what he had done.
The spokesman of the police in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the command was on the trail of the policeman, The Nation added.
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It was also gathered that the policeman was invited to provide security by the celebrant identified as Ifeanyi alias Asiwaju of Computer Village.
A Twitter user, @themannaman, who shared gory videos of the incident, wrote:
“Some policemen called for security were the same people that shot and killed those they were called to protect…Nigeria, which way?
“Birthday celebrant invited the police for security. The said policeman allegedly while drunk wanted to shoot upwards, then accidentally shot at them.”
Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and shared their views on the sad development.
Kabbi Lawrence wrote:
"What do we charge him with?
Ife Anyi Chukwu said:
"Let him face the law."
Anny May said:
"He was drunk and realised what he did in his drunken state and fled?
"Something is not right,they should look for him."
Nenna Adegbe asked:
"Why should they be giving guns to mad men ."
From celebration to detention: Double wahala as NDLEA raids Abuja party venue, arrests organisers, others
In a related report, a party venue has been raided by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have been raided a party venue in the Asokoro area of the Federal Capital Territory.
According to the spokesperson for the agency, Femi Babafemi, who confirmed the development, some individuals were arrested during the raid.
He disclosed that the party was organised by three ladies. He did not confirm the number of suspects arrested.
DCP Abba Kyari arrested for allegedly dealing in drug
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported earlier that the police in Nigeria arrested DCP Abba Kyri after he was declared wanted by the NDLEA for alleged drug deals.
The prominent police officer allegedly got involved in drug peddling while he was serving a suspension for questionable association with Hushpuppi.
The story of his arrest was greeted with social media outrage with many expressing shocks that he could do such.