The Lagos police command has reacted to the incident that led to the death of one of its men and a trader at Jakande in Ijegun, Isolo local government area.
According to the command, it’s men were attacked during a chase of suspected kidnappers which led to a stray bullet killing Busayo Owoodun.
In a statement, Bala Elkana, police spokesperson in Lagos, the suspects being chased by their men joined forces with cultists in the area.
“On 10th August, 2019 at about 1455hours, a team of policemen from the anti-kidnapping unit attached to Area M Command Idimu tracked some kidnapping suspects to Ijegun – Isolo road, Ijegun bus stop but came under attack by members of the deadly gang,” the statement read.
“A stray bullet hit one Busayo Owoodun ‘f’. The gang with the support of some notorious cultists in the area, attacked the police team and injured the team leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun and two others who are currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit.
“Reinforcements from operations department, rapid response squad, task force, and neighbouring divisions were able to contain the situation and evacuate the injured officers to the hospital.”