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Robbery Pipeline vandals kill policeman in Lagos

The deceased reportedly begged for his life during the attack, but the militants did not listen to his plea. All efforts to save him from dying proved futile after he was shot.

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Lagos State Police of Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni


Some suspected militants have reportedly shot dead a police sergeant, Yusuf Hadi, during a robbery at the Igando area of Lagos State.

According to Punch, Hadi was in a boat with two female passengers and the boat operator, when the militants attacked them.

They approached the victims from another boat and robbed them of valuable items such as phones and money around the Agbara Bridge.

After getting shot, the policemen attached to the Igando Police Division, rushed Hadi to a private hospital where he gave up the ghost.

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During the course of the attack, the deceased allegedly pleaded with the militants to spare his life. They however killed him after labelling him an enemy.

He was shot with several bullets following this.

An eyewitness named Otunba gave a report on his side of the story.

He said, “The three gunmen came in a fibre boat around 3pm. They waylaid the policeman’s boat around the Agbara Bridge area.”

“They ordered the policeman to enter their boat and he did. He begged them to spare his life. But they said he was an enemy and ordered him to lie down in the boat. They first shot at his leg.”

“Then they robbed the female passengers and the boat operator, collecting money, phones and jewellery.”

“They returned to the policeman and they rained bullets on him. The militants instructed the boat operator not to drive away until the sergeant was dead.”

“It was around 3.30pm that the boat got to Egan. Policemen from Igando division were here to receive the sergeant.”

“His commander also came to check him, but he had died. If there had been a helicopter patrol around the bridge, the militants could have been spotted and arrested.”

Hadi’s body has been stored at a morgue for an autopsy to confirm the details surrounding his death.

This was stated by SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, who stated that the Lagos State Police Command, will partner with the Ogun State Police to aid investigation.

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