Policeman guarding ‘important dignitary’ at church event kills man in Lagos


The Police Command in Lagos has begun investigation into the alleged killing of a man at Shogunle area of the state by a yet to be identified mobile policeman.

Spokesman for the command, DSP Bala Elkana, said on Monday that the command had received the news of the killing.

Elkana said the command was already investigating the identity of the policeman, the victim and what led to the incident.

“We are investigating the case. I am gathering information for an update on the matter before going to the press,” he said.

A stray bullet from an unidentified policeman allegedly killed one Waliu Dauda on Sunday night at Shogunle area of Lagos.

It also learnt that the deceased was into a chair renting business, but met his untimely death when he had gone to pack the chairs he rented out to a church at about 8 p.m.

A source said that the church located at Bello Street had a special programme, where some important dignitaries came with police escorts.

The source alleged  that one of the policemen fired some shots into the air while leading an unnamed dignitary out of the church premises.

“Unfortunately, Dauda was hit by the bullet, killing him on the spot,” the  source said.


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