OMG! LASTMA OFFICIAL SHOT DEAD BY POLICEMAN IN LAGOS
An official of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority, LASTMA, was shot dead by a police inspector attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Ikeja.
The LASTMA official, Adeyamo Rotimi, was shot on Wednesday while controlling traffic at Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos.
The LASTMA official was shot dead when he challenged the policeman, identified as Joseph Oki, for disobeying traffic rules. The victim, popularly known as ‘Baba Ibeji’, had stopped the police inspector who was driving a cream coloured Highlander jeep with registration number plate LSR 277 BJ to allow free flow of traffic.
It was gathered that the LASTMA official reportedly scolded the policeman for flouting traffic rules. According to sources, the policeman, who felt insulted by Adeyemo’s warning, allegedly pulled a pistol and shot the LASTMA official in the eye, killing him on the spot.
The policeman attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by the mob. It was gathered that some policemen in the area reportedly rescued the FSARS officer from the angry crowd who also damaged his vehicle. Contacted, Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, did not deny the incident.
“I am writing a release on the incident,” Oti said.
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