One victim dead, 12 others arrested in Lagos as police foil attempt by hoodlums to burn police station

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The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of a victim who was gunned down in the Ile-Epo area along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos State, on Monday, during an attempt by hoodlums to burn down a police station in the area.

The victim according to a report by the PUNCH is a yet-to-be-identified motorcyclist who was arrested for an offence and the policemen were alleged to have asked him to part with an undisclosed amount to secure his freedom.

The request was, however, said to have annoyed the motorcyclist, who started arguing with the policemen and in the process, one of them allegedly shot him.

The incident was confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who said that attempts to burn down the station were resisted, adding that 12 suspects were arrested.

He stated, “The Lagos State Police Command has tactically repelled some hoodlums, who attempted to set ablaze the Oke-Odo Division of the command on Monday, May 24, 2021, and 12 of them were arrested. The command wishes to state clearly that no life was lost and the police station was never burnt.”

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