The Lagos state police command has claimed as incorrect, the recent report of the killing of a bus driver at Mosan Okunola area of Ayobo in Lagos State on Friday 1st of March by Sahara Reporters.
According to a press statement signed by Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer, CSP Chike Oti, with the title “RE: Police Officer Kills Bus Driver”, the statement reads:
The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to an online publication credited to Saharareporters.com and dated 01/03/2019 entitled, “Police officer kills bus driver”.
The Command will like to state unequivocally that no police officer killed any bus driver in Lagos State on the date in question being 01/03/2019.
The incident the writer was trying to portray albeit inaccurately took place at Mosan Okunola Community in Ayobo area of the state where a team of anti crime policemen on routine patrol, led by Inspector Oloruntoba Gbenga, was attacked by a gang of youths suspected to be members of an unlawful society, led by one Lekan Isiaka.
The said Lekan Isiaka while trying to snatch a rifle assigned to Inspector Frank Ikpokpo, stabbed him on the head.
The rest of the team resisted the criminal gang and made a distress call to their Area Command Headquarters in Ayobo following which a team of policemen were dispatched to the scene on rescue mission.
The rescue team succeeded in arresting the notorious Lekan Isiaka who pretended to be dead in the video being circulated alongside his partners in crime, namely: Precious Bassey, Anayo Ugwu, Adewale Fatai, Samuel Akande, Matthew Ogbede, Adewunmi Idowu, Chukwuka Oshele and Kunle Adeola.
The injured policemen have been treated and discharged while Inspector Frank Ikpokpo is in the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital.
The Command Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu mni, has directed that the suspects be charged to court on Monday March 4, 2019 for attempted murder.
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