Salami Oluwaseun, a community leader in Ikorodu, described how a stray bullet struck his sister-in-law after a police officer allegedly fired gunshots during an altercation with some commercial tricycle operators.
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According to Oluwaseun, the incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 28 near the Parafa-Lucky Fibre axis of Ikorodu-Itoikin Road.
Salami claims that his brother Ibrahim and sister-in-law were driving home from the Adamo area of Ikorodu when they came across a police checkpoint.
According to Salami, they were allowed to pass through the checkpoint just as a dispute erupted between checkpoint officers and some tricycle operators.
He claimed that his brother was about 10 meters away from the crime scene when he heard gunshots and later discovered that his wife, who was standing beside him, had been hit by a stray bullet.
According to Halami, his brother returned to the checkpoint to report the incident, but the officers threatened to shoot him before fleeing the scene.
His full petition to the Lagos State Police Commissioner can be found here:
REPORT OF POLICE MISCONDUCT AND SHOOTING OF INNOCENT CITIZEN ALONG IKORODU-ITOIKIN ROAD IKORODU LAGOS STATE.
Am constraints to write this message with heavy heart to report the police misconduct and misused of ammunition by the officers of Nigeria Police Force along Ikorodu-Itoikin road in between Parafa-Lucky Fibre on Sunday on 28th November,2021 at about 8:00pm
A brother of mine Mr Salami Ibrahim was coming from Adamo area of ikorodu going back to his house in Agunfoye, He met a police check point on the way and he was allow to passed but noticed an argument between the policemen at the checkpoint with some Keke Marwa operators over bribe issue.
About five to 10 meters away he had a gunshots and what appears as a rude shock to him is that his wife beside him suddenly screamed and shouted gunshots gunshot with blood stained on her body immediately and he discovered a police strays bullet on his wife.He ran to the police officers at checkpoint to complaint of a strays bullet on his wife and sadly,the officers threaten to shot him but before he could say a jack the policemen disappeared into the thin air.
The wife has been rushed to ikorodu general hospital emergency Unit yesterday and she is currently on admission as a result of this wicked and dastard act of Nigeria Police Force,Lagos State Police command.
In view of this,I want to make a passionate appeal to the police authority in Lagos State and Nigeria at large to investigate this ugly incident and fish of out the perpetrators of this evil act to serve as a lesson to others bad eggs in police uniforms.
Please,find attached the pictorial evidence of the victim for your swift action.
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