23rd September, 2021
Okada riders went on rampage on Thursday evening around Ajao Estate on Airport Road in Lagos, shooting a policeman dead and injuring others.
The okada riders also vandalised a police van in the area in the mayhem that ensued.
It was gathered that policemen from the Lagos Police Command had gone to the area to carry out enforcement restricting okada riders from plying the prohibited roads.
In the process, the motorcycle riders mobilised members inside Ajao Estate to begin massive onslaught against the police.
The okada riders reportedly disarmed a Superintendent of Police and shot him dead with his gun.
The police officer was shot in the head and he died immediately.
It was learnt that the irate okada riders also attacked a nearby police station and shot three policemen.
A resident of Ajao Estate told PM NEWS that a policeman was killed in the milieu that ensued and that there is fear and apprehension in the area.
Unconfirmed source said the police officer killed was Kazeem Abonde former DPO, Ajangbadi.
Spokesperson, Lagos Police Command, Adekunle Ajiesbutu said he would confirm and get back to the press.
“I will react as soon as I get the details,” he said.