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Monday, October 12, 2020

Police Inspector Killed, Two Critically Injured In Lagos As ENDSARS Protest Turns Boody


From Godwin Akomah, Lagos

A Police Inspector identified as Erinfolami Ayodeji with force No 229241 and attached to the Anti Kidnapping Unit of Lagos State Command,  Iyun Road, Surulere has died on Monday following gunshot injury he sustained earlier in the day when ENDSARS protesters stormed the station and allegedly opened fire on him.
Also, two of his colleagues -  Inspector Ekei Joshua with AP No 175493, Inspector Peter Agabi with AP No 251138 
were shot and critically injured during the attack.

The three, The Daily Crucible gathered were  rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital but Erinfolami Ayodeji later while doctors were battling to save his life.

And in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirming the incident, he said armed unscrupulous elements hijacked the ENDSARS protest, broke into the station's cell and freed two kidnap suspects but were repelled afterwards.

Adejobi, a Superintendent of Police(SP), revealed that the protesters also fired and killed a - 55 - year old kechukwu Ilohamauzo, a driver of one Toyota Sienna Bus, marked LSD 296 FX, who got stuck in the traffic gridlock caused by the blockage of the road by the violent protesters in Surulere area of Lagos on Monday.
 
According to the Police Spokesman,  the attacked police inspectors and Mr Ikechukwu Ilohamauzu were hit and injured by pellets reasonably fired from pump actions or locally-made guns. 

He noted that the  remains of the deceased have been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy. 

The statement reads in full: "The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has called for calm and professionalism from the protesters and police personnel respectively as the Endsars protests have been hijacked by some unscrupulous elements, who are fully armed, in Lagos State.

"Today(Monday) 12th October, 2020, at about 1pm, some armed protesters laid siege on the Anti Kidnapping Unit Office of the command, broke into the cell and liberated two of the kidnap cases suspects, before they were tactically and professionally repelled. 

"In the process, Inspr Ekei Joshua with AP No 175493, Inspr Peter Agabi with AP No 251138 and Insp Erinfolami Ayodeji with AP No 229241(now late) attached to the Anti Kidnapping Unit of Lagos State Command, located at Iyun Road, Surulere were shot and critically injured; they have been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. 

"In addition, the protesters fired and killed one Ikechukwu Ilohamauzo, 55 years, a driver of one Toyota Sienna Bus, with Registration Number LSD 296 FX, who got stuck in the traffic caused by the blockage of the road by the violent protesters, in Surulere today. It is petinent to state that the attacked police inspectors and Mr Ikechukwu Ilohamauzu were hit and injured by pellets reasonably fired from pump actions/locally-made guns. The corpses of the deceased have been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy. 

"The Commissioner of Police,  Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has urged protesters to be peaceful and avoid violent attacks on police personnel or any other security agents.  Also, he warned them not to harass innocent Lagosians by picketing them to forcefully join the protests; and should avoid blocking access routes or roads for other Nigerians who are as well entitled to their fundamental human rights

"He also appealed to parents and guardians to keep watch on their children and monitor their activities to avoid being mobilised and used for illegal activities in the state. 

"However, four suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident. The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the Homicide section of the SCID, Yaba, Lagos to carry out thorough investigation into the incidence for further police actions."


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