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Okada riders beat man to death in Lagos, police officers on illegal duty arrested

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By Kazeem Ugbodaga

An unidentified man has been beaten to death by irate okada riders, while two policemen on illegal duty with the man have been arrested.

Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday said two police officers attached to the Lagos State Taskforce had on Wednesday, June 2024 went on illegal duty , taking some civilians with them.

He said the police officers and the civilians came under attack from okada riders resulting in the death of one of the civilians.

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Hundeyin disclosed that the two police officers had been arrested and detained as search was on for their civilian accomplices.

He added that investigation had begun to identify, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

Hundeyin tweeted: “Two police officers attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 went on illegal duty, taking some civilians with them to shore up their number.

“They came under attack from motorcycle riders, resulting in the death of one of the civilians. While disciplinary actions have commenced on the already detained police officers, and search is on for their civilian accomplices, investigations have commenced to identify, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of this dastardly act.”

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