Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:38 am
Abayomi Shogunle, the head of Nigerian Police Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit has revealed that the Police Inspector who who allegedly shot dead Rotimi Adeyemo, an official of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA at Iyana-Ipaja Roundabout, Lagos on Wednesday evening is also dead.
Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police said the late Inspector was beaten to stupor by irate mob at the scene of the incident and died while being rushed to the hospital.
He added that the corpse of the Police and the LASTMA official have been deposited at Mainland General Hospital morgue, Lagos for autopsy.
Shogunle also revealed that the identity of the policeman is withheld because his next of kin is yet to be notified of his death by NPF.
He added that State CID Panti Yaba, Lagos is investigating the circumstances surrounding the double-murder case.
It was gathered that the LASTMA official had stopped the police inspector who was driving a cream coloured Highlander jeep with registration number plate LSR 277 BJ to allow free flow of traffic.
It was gathered that the LASTMA official reportedly scolded the policeman for flouting traffic rules.
According to sources, the policeman, who felt insulted by Adeyemo’s warning, allegedly pulled a pistol and shot the LASTMA official in the eye, killing him on the spot.
The policeman attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by the mob, according to eyewitnesses.
It was gathered that some policemen in the area reportedly rescued the FSARS officer from the angry crowd who also damaged his vehicle.