Onipanu residents in Lagos and other concerned individuals are currently angered following the passing of a trader who was hit by a stray bullet fired by a SARS Police officer attached to Olosan Police Station, in the Mushin axis of Lagos.
The deceased, Kudirat Adebayo passed away immediately on the spot after she was hit by the bullet near Toll Gate, situated at Onipanu area of Lagos, yesterday April 4, 2017.
Omojuwa.Com gathered that late Kudirat sells ‘ojojo’ (yam cake) along Railway Line, Toll Gate, Mushin prior to her passing. Her remains have been deposited at Isolo General Hospital mortuary, InsideMainland learnt.
It was learnt that the Police officers were after an internet fraudster also known as ‘yahoo boy’ who ran through Ogunmokun/Toll gate end of Mushin on motorcycle while attempting to evade arrest. In the process, a policeman reportedly shot at him before a stray bullet hit late Kudirat who was with her wares by the roadside.
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The development we gathered led to uneasiness in the area with angered residents mobilizing themselves and headed straight to the Police station.
According to a resident, Ajalamu Saheed said; the residents were dispersed by the Police officers who shot sporadically into the air to chase away the protesters. “The street boys rushed to the Police station demanding that the officer who fired the shots be made to face the full consequences of his actions. The protest lasted for long periods and the Police fired shots into the air after they couldn’t control the crowd,” he said.
Presently, there is calmness in the area as Police officers are stationed at strategic positions. Also, the Police officers at Olosan Police station have refused comment on the death of Kudirat Adebayo.
Effort to get the State Police PRO, Olurinde Famous-Cole for comment is ongoing as at press time.