Angry street traders took laws into their hands after they stoned an officer of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) to death in Lagos.
The officer, who was identified as Moshood Ayeni was stoned at Iyana Oworo axis of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
It was gathered that the deceased Ayeni was stoned to death before Ogudu lay-by on the highway by traders on their way back to the office on Tuesday.
An officer of the KAI team who gave his name as Mr Okarutu Eneji said the team moving with Green Maria van marked KRD 643 DS apprehended one Jeremiah Nnana 28 years old hawking Gala and another hawker, Orichi Nwofokoh 20 years old for selling phone accessories along the highway.
Eneji said, “The two illegal highway hawkers started shouting and calling the attention of other hawkers around and in no time they gathered and started throwing stones at the Green Maria van.”
He said the stones eventually hit the deceased’s head, became unconscious and fell down from the vehicle.
It was further gathered that other members of the team rushed him immediately to the Lagos State Emergency centre at 7-Up area of the state where they tried to revive him.
He was later referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital [LUTH] where he was pronounced dead.
His remains has since been deposited at the LUTH Mortuary
Confirming the tragic incident, the KAI Marshal General, CSP Jimoh Amusat (Rtd) condemned the barbaric act of violence unleashed on the officer of the Brigade while carrying out his Lawful duties
Amusat vowed that the Brigade would not be deterred in combating the menace of the illegal highway traders and Hawkers within the metropolis.
Meantime, the entire KAI Brigade commiserated with the family of the deceased and pray for the fortitude to bear the loss.
Source: ( PM News )