A mobile policeman escorting a jeep reportedly fired shots into the air to disperse vehicles in a traffic at Doyin bus-stop in Orile area of Lagos, hitting a driver of a mass transit bus killing him instantly.
This prompt action by the his colleagues who boycotted Okoko/CMS route to protest the alleged killing of the man identified simply as Fatai.
One of the protesting drivers , Ishola Manni, said, “Our friend and colleague, Fatai , popularly called Oshe was killed by a Mobile policeman on Sunday.
He died leaving behind a wife and five children. Who will take care of them?, he asked.
An eye witness, Ebere Madu explained that: “ I was attending to some customers when we heard some gun shots.
Everyone ran away, thinking it was a robbery operation, but by the time the whole place was calm, we were told that a man who was hit by a stray bullet fired by a Mobile policeman was lying in the pool of his blood.
When the Policeman realized what happened, he disappeared from the scene, leaving the vehicle he was escorting . Boys in the area swung into action and arrested an occupier of the jeep whom they handed over to policemen at Orile division.
The corpse was taken to the police station, from where it was taken to another location”.