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Police did not kill any bus driver, says CP


Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Zubairu Muazu

The Lagos State police command, yesterday, urged the public to ignore rumours circulating in town that its men killed a bus driver.

The state’s police boss, Zubairu Muazu, said: “The Command’s attention was drawn to an online publication credited (not The Guardian), tagged ‘Police officer kills bus driver.’

“The Command would like to state unequivocally that no police officer killed any bus driver in Lagos State on the date in question being 01/03/2019.

“The incident the writer was trying to portray albeit inaccurately took place at Mosan Okunola Community in Ayobo area of the state, where a team of anti-crime policemen on routine patrol, led by Inspector Oloruntoba Gbenga, was attacked by a gang of youths suspected to be members of an unlawful society, led by one Lekan Isiaka.

“The said Lekan Isiaka, while trying to snatch a rifle assigned to Inspector Frank Ikpokpo, stabbed him on the head.

“The rest of the team resisted the criminal gang and made a distress call to their Area Command Headquarters in Ayobo, following which a team of policemen were dispatched to the scene on rescue mission.

“The rescue team succeeded in arresting the notorious Lekan Isiaka, who pretended to be dead in the video being circulated alongside his partners in crime, namely: Precious Bassey, Anayo Ugwu, Adewale Fatai, Samuel Akande, Matthew Ogbede, Adewunmi Idowu, Chukwuka Oshele and Kunle Adeola.”

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