Update: Police Deny SARS Officials Killed Street Cleaner
The Lagos state police command has absorbed men of the state Anti-Robbery Squad SARS of any blames on the death of the street cleaner hit by a stray bullet in the Ilupeju area of the state today July 15th.
Read a statement from the command’s headquarters below
On 15th July, 2019 at about 7.30am, SARS Operatives led by Insp Mohammed Akeem While being led by a notorious gang leader Ikechukwu Monye ‘m’ 39 years old, to where their arms are kept, were ambushed by members of the gang along Ajisegiri Street Ilupeju. The assailants shot sporadically and at the processed killed a middle age man who was passing by. Reinforcement was quickly drafted to the scene.
The whole area is cordoned with a view of apprehending the members of the gang and bring them to justice. Ilupeju has experienced violent attacks between members of Aiye and Eiye confraternities who equally engaged in heinous crimes such as armed robbery, rape and murder. The gang in question, is responsible for series of robberies within Ilupeju and environ. They have been on the wanted list of the Police for murder of six persons during three robbery operations that they carried out.
The Command condemned in total senseless killings of innocent persons by those criminal elements and will not also tolerate attacks on its personnel by criminal elements and vowed to bring an end to the activities of this deadly gang. Members of the Public are enjoyed to remain calm as the Command has intensified patrols and surveillance in the affected areas.
Meanwhile the corpse of the victim of this violent attack has been removed and deposited at the mortuary for post mortem examination. The Command extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased person and assured them that justice will prevail.