An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to the Area M Command was lynched to death by an angry mob for allegedly shooting a pregnant woman dead.
The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at Agbole area of Ijegun in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
According to reports, the police who were lucky to escape with injuries ran to the Palace of the Ijegun monarch at Ologun for safety.
The deceased woman identified as Biliki in her shop was said to have been hit by a stray bullet when the police operatives were chasing some suspected criminals.
The tailor was said to have been rushed to the hospital but died shortly after.
This stirred outrage in the neighborhood as angry youths took to the street, blocking the Oba’s palace.
Speaking to The Nation, a resident said, “The road in front of the king’s palace is impassable at the moment. Vehicular movements have been diverted into a nearby street to access Ijegun bus stop.
“The information I gathered is that the policemen from Area M fired gunshots while chasing suspected criminal and the bullet killed a woman. Youths in the area killed him and injured his colleagues. One of them managed to crawl to the Oba’s palace. ”
The Lagos state police spokesman, Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) confirmed the death of the ASP.
He said, “I cannot tell you what really happened at the moment but it is true that we lost an ASP and two order ranks were injured. They are of the Anti-kidnapping unit attached to Area M.
“Reinforcement has been deployed to the area for the restoration of peace. Let us first calm the situation before we can talk of what happened,” he said.