A police officer who killed two people while trying to save his friend has been murdered by an angry mob.
A police officer attached to the Special Anti-Rpbbery Squad (SARS), of the Lagos State Police Command, Corporal Sunday David, has been reportedly killed by a mob in Agege area of the state after he tried to save the life of an Internet fraudster popularly called 'yahoo-Yahoo Boy', reports The Nation.
According to the report, David, also known as Iku Sunday, who was said to be a close friend of the scammer, had allegedly shot and killed two people while trying to rescue his friend and as he tried to escape with the man, the angry crowd chased after them in his new Toyota Camry car and they were caught in a traffic snarl along Salawu Street, Orile-Agege, and was shot in the head while his friend was also shot dead.
An eyewitness narrated that the incident which happened in the afternoon of Sunday, January 10, occurred when some boys playing football in the area, saw the Yahoo Boy driving by and they went to him to demand that he gave them some money.
He reportedly gave his aide his ATM Card to go to a nearby bank and withdraw the sum of N200,000 for the boys but the man only came back with N60,000 and while the boys protested that the money would not go round, the Yahoo Boy called his friend, David, who lived close by and when the late officer went to the scene, he allegedly shot at some of the boys, killing two of them on the spot.
As he tried to escape with his friend, the angry mob chased them to the spot where they were also killed in retaliation. A search on him by the police revealed his service pistol as well as a loaded AK 47 rifle in his car.
A senior police officer, who spoke with newsmen, said that the late David is however, in big trouble as the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, had directed that policemen should never take guns home.
“It is a serious issue. He has been posted to Ikorodu for over one week now but he has not reported there. We are yet to know how he had two guns in his possession and what he was doing with them.
Just the fact that he had those guns means dismissal. Because the IGP has been warning since last year that no policeman should take weapons home after duty.
We cannot say it was armed robbery since his attackers did not take anything from him. He had two guns, a gold chain, and money but none was touched.
They just killed him and ensured he was dead. I do not know the condition of the people he shot but I heard one died in the hospital.”