A community leader in Ikorodu, Salami Oluwaseun, has narrated how stray bullet hit his sister- in-law after a policemen allegedly fired gunshots during an argument with some commercial tricycle operators.
Oluwaseun said that the incident happened around the Parafa-Lucky Fibre axis of Ikorodu-Itoikin Road at about 8 pm on Sunday, November 28.
According Salami, his brother Ibrahim and sister-in-law were coming from the Adamo area of Ikorodu and were on their way home when they came across a police checkpoint.
Salami said they were allowed to pass through the checkpoint just when there was an argument between policemen at the checkpoint and some tricycle operators.
He said his brother was about 10 metres away from the scene of the incident when he heard gunshots and thereafter discovered that his wife, who was beside him had been hit by a stray bullet.
Halami said his brother returned to the checkpoint to complain about the incident but the officers threatened to shoot him after which they fled the scene.
Read his full petition to the Lagos State Police Commissioner :
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.