Policemen from the Lagos State Police Command’s Sagamu Road Police Division have been accused of shooting dead a motorcyclist, Stephen Alabi, alias Doctor, near Sabo Market in the state’s Ikorodu district.
Alabi and his colleagues were claimed to be in a park near the Sabo Market when police arrived to seize motorcycles from riders violating the state’s motorcycle ban.
According to a motorcyclist, Olawale Olawuwo, the policemen were attempting to grab a bike from his comrade when Alabi intervened, adding that one of the cops shot him.
Olawuwo said, “The incident happened on Thursday; motorcyclists were at our park at the front gate of the Sabo Market when policemen stormed the premises to impound motorcycles. They were about seizing a bike from a motorcyclist when the deceased met them at the front gate of the market around 3pm.
Alabi was trying to settle the matter between the motorcyclist and the policemen when one of the cops cocked his gun and started shooting; one of the stray bullets hit Alabi.
“We don’t know why the policemen started shooting; we attempted going to the Sagamu Road Police Station, but we were told that the policemen at the station would detain us if we went there because the policeman responsible for the bullet that struck Alabi was from the station.”
It was gathered that colleagues of the deceased staged a demonstration and blocked the Ebute-Igbogbo road to express their grievances on Saturday.Follow us on social media