Policemen Come To Aid Of Banker Robbed But End Up Shooting Him And Security Guard In Lagos

Mr. Femi Badejo, an employee of Access Bank Plc, and his security guard, Joshua Moses, were on Saturday, shot by policemen in Lagos after they responded to a distress call about a robbery at the banker’s home in Ikota area of the state.

Badejo On Hospital Bed. Insets: Lagos CP, Umaru Manko, and Empty Bullet Shells Fired By The Policemen.

The robbers had attacked Badejo and his neighbours around 4am and one of the neighbours made a distress call to the police, but by the time the policemen arrived about an hour later, the robbers had fled.

Badejo who is currently receiving treatment at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos Island, said he and his neighbours were in the compound discussing what had transpired when the policemen stormed the building and started shooting sporadically.

According to him, “I live in a one-storey building and there are four tenants occupying the ground floor. Around 4am, armed robbers stormed our house.

“The robbers robbed all of us occupying the ground floor. They stole my clothes, money, phones and other valuables. While the robbery was ongoing, one of the tenants called Maroko Police Division.

“We (neighbours) were all inside the compound counting our losses when we heard a bang on the gate. Immediately the security guard opened, one of the policemen started shooting indiscriminately.

“The security guard was shot in the pelvis and in the back but the bullet pierced through his chest. I immediately took cover under a car but the policeman came to where I was and started shooting at me.

“Another policeman came behind me and shot. The first shot came through my feet and fractured my leg. Two shots grazed my thighs. Another shot went through my biceps and came out, while one went through my wrist.”

Badejo and the injured guard who were immediately rushed to the hospital, said it took the intervention of neighbours as well as the Divisional Police Officer of the station to prevent him from being killed. The guard who is said to be in critical condition, was subsequently transferred to General Hospital, Broad Street, before he was then taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Badejo, who berated the police for lack of professionalism, said, “When the policemen came into the compound, they didn’t even ask any questions. One of them just started shooting. Even the armed robbers did not even assault me, they only took my belongings.”

The spokesperson for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, on Sunday could not be reached for her reaction to the incident.

 

6 Comments

  • Unfortunately that is the story of d Nigeria police, they’re always not there when u need them, & when they do show up, only d innocent become their victims. Who trained those police men in d 1st place, are they qualified to b police? They would’ve killed d very people they’re meant to protect. What’s d use of police in Nigeria? While in other serious countries pple run to d police at d 1st instance in our case police are last resorts as pple try to avoid dem if they can.

  • Police officers are as deadly as Boko Haram. Police conclusion now is to produce part 2 of the deadly mission that Boko Haram started. Can you imagine the number of Okada men that police has killed in Lagos within the last one month? What about the Danfo conductor and driver they’ve killed in the last one month.

    Please we need to watch out in Lagos Sate. It is obvious that Boko Haram is now among the police force. Most importantly, Lagos State government has to start investigation.

  • The blood of Police Officers should constantly be checked, because most of them are constantly high on marijuana and other toxic substance. Until this is done occasionally and randomly with those found wanting dismissed, things like this will be occurring constantly.

  • The greatest abuser of drugs and alcohol are the police men and when you are drunk pls tell me how you can know what you are doiing the police should be disbanded bcos even if there not there it doesnt make any difference many times they are worse than robbers themseelves

  • Wut is happenin in dis country?These r stories dat r hard 2believ but is real. The truth is dat our Police force is made up of criminals who engage demslves in all forms of drug intake n alcholism,ill trained elements,criminals bein recruited evryday by d senior officers n d govt n evybody is aware of dis n nothin is bin done abt it.. we’re headin 2doom in dis country.

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