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Protest in Ajah as police inspector kills man

A protest has erupted in the Ajah area of Lagos State after a police inspector killed a man, Gafaru Buraimoh, a resident of Happy Land Estate.

Angry youths on Wednesday morning besieged the Elemoro Area Command.

It was gathered that Mr Buraimoh was patronising a point of sale (POS) vendor when the bullet from the officer, who was among cops chasing black market fuel sellers, hit him.

The incident occurred around 11:30pm on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the protesting youths blocked the expressway, a move which saw them clash with the police.

Lagos police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin said in a statement that the inspector, whose name was not revealed, had been disarmed and detained.

He said: “At About 2330hrs of Tuesday, December 06 2022, a shooting incident involving men of Ajah Division, resulted in the unfortunate death of Gafaru Buraimoh of Happy Land Estate, Ajah.

“The officer behind the shooting, an Inspector of Police, was immediately disarmed and has been detained, as full-scale investigation has commenced.

“The Lagos State Police Command through the Area Commander, Elemoro and Divisional Police Officer, Ajah has since notified and established contact with the family.

“The Command, while commiserating with the family of the deceased over the avoidable and most unfortunate incident, gives assurances that the already commenced investigation into the immediate and remote circumstances leading to the shooting will be brought to a speedy and conclusive end, while equally ensuring that justice is served.”

The victim’s friends and members of the public have taken to social media to demand justice.

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