Policeman killed by mob for ‘shooting’ pregnant woman dead in Lagos

An angry mob killed an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to the Area M command for shooting a pregnant tailor dead at Agbole area of Ijegun in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Friday August 9.

The pregnant woman identified as Biliki was hit by a stray bullet fired by the policeman identified as Damilare Olarenwaju, who was chasing suspected kidnapers.

She was rushed to the hospital but died shortly after.

The youths of the area went into rampage killing the policeman and injuring two of his colleagues .

How can policemen fire shot at a roundabout, on a Saturday close to festive period in Ijegun?

“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,” a resident told newsmen.

The spokesman of the Lagos police command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the death of the ASP and said efforts were on to restore peace in the area.

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.

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