Lagos police refute attack on Ikorodu station
Contrary to the video making the rounds of an attack on Ikorodu police station, Igbogbo, Lagos by hoodlums, the state police command has refuted the claims, stating that there was no attack on any of its facilities.
According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, there was no attack on Ikorodu police station, Igbogbo, Lagos State or any of its police formations in the state.
“There is no Ogijo police station in the state command but in Ogun State, and the same station, Ogijo, was never attacked as speculated in the news. The video in circulation was a portion of the scene of the recent bank robbery attack in Ikire, Osun State,” he said.
The Lagos State Police Command, therefore, urged the public to dismiss the viral video as fake and mischievous, adding that the command remains committed to providing adequate security in Lagos State.
Meanwhile, the command yesterday commenced investigation into Tuesday’s killing of a suspected kidnapper and burning of a golf car at Mulero bus stop, Agege, Lagos at about 8 a.m.
The police operatives attached to Elere division of the command, said upon a distress call of some suspected kidnappers being mobbed at the bus stop, by Omotoye estate, men of the police force moved to the scene where a white gulf car and a male suspect have been set ablaze.
According to CSP Olumuyiwa, the police operatives moved in to rescue the other male suspect who had been injured severally with a machete by an angry mob.
“In the bid to rescue the other male suspect, the agitated crowd also attacked the policemen. The suspect was subsequently rescued and taken to hospital for treatment,” he said.
Also, the Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned jungle justice and called for a discreet investigation into the case.
He promised to tackle such inhumane acts.
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