- Gafaru Buraimoh has been shot dead by a police officer attached to Ajah Divisional Police Lagos state Command
- According to reports, police officers attached to Ajiwe Divisional Police in Ajah were raiding people selling black market fuel
- Unfortunately, Buraimoh was coming out of SkyMall when he was mistakenly hit by a stray bullet released by the police
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In what can be described as another terrible day for Nigerians, Gafaru Buraimoh has been shot dead.
He was killed by a police officer attached to Ajah Divisional Police Lagos state Command.
According to reports, Gafaru Buraimoh was hit by a stray bullet at about 10:00 pm while was coming out of SkyMall, Vanguard Newspaper reports.
The incident that led to the issue reportedly happened when police officers attached to Ajiwe Divisional Police in Ajah were raiding people selling black market fuel at the Ajiwe filling station.
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Speaking on the incident, the deceased brother, Muyideen, the incident happened by 10:00 pm.
“The police wanted to arrest those that are selling black markets and they started shooting because they refuse to allow them impound their fuel.
"Unfortunately, Buraimoh was coming out of SkyMall when he was mistakenly hit by a stray bullet.”
Meanwhile, the police in Lagos confirmed the incident.
According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer at Lagos state Police, the officer behind the shooting, an Inspector of Police, was immediately disarmed and has been detained, as the full-scale investigation has commenced.
Anti-corruption group reacts to court suit against minister of state for petroleum
Meanwhile, anti-corruption group, Citizens Initiative for Better Nigeria, on Wednesday, December 7 asked the minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva to respond to the allegations against him in a recent law suit.
This came on the heels of a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1563/2022 which was filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Transparency Advocacy for Development Initiative (TADI) against the minister.
The suit which has the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and others as defendants, amongst other reliefs accused the minister of identity theft, impersonation and forgery.