Again, Policeman shoots another Lagos resident dead

A yet to be identified policeman attached to the Lagos police command has reportedly shot dead Bolanle Raheem, a female lawyer.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning in the Ajah area of the state when the deceased and her family members were returning from Christmas service.

Some police officers attached to the Ajiwe police station in Ajah were said to have ordered the car conveying the lawyer and her family members to stop.

One of the officers allegedly shot at the car and the bullet was said to have hit the lawyer.

The police officers were said to have fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

The deceased was reportedly rushed to a hospital where she was confirmed dead.

Confirming the incident, Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police command spokesperson, said the assistant superintendent of police (ASP) who shot at the deceased and two other officers are currently in custody.

“Unfortunate and avoidable incident that was. The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody. They are to be moved to the SCID for further investigation,” Hundeyin said on Twitter.