The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, confirmed the arrest and detention of an Inspector of Police in the Ajah Division over the killing of a man identified as Gafaru Buraimoh residing in Happy Land Estate, Ajah.
In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin revealed that a “full-scale investigation” had commenced into the incident which he said occurred around 11:30 pm on Tuesday.
According to Hundeyin, the officer behind the shooting was “immediately disarmed and has been detained.”
While commiserating with the family of the deceased, the PPRO assured the public that the investigation into the immediate and remote circumstances leading to the shooting would be brought to a “speedy and conclusive end.”
According to eyewitness accounts, the incident occurred on Wednesday morning in front of Ajiwe police station, Ajah.
It was gathered that when a crowd gathered to question the police officers, taking pictures and making videos, the officers called for backup who shot tear gas canisters at panicked civilians.
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