Protests on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway as policemen shoot two commuters dead
According to reports, some unknown members of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State command, have killed two commuters, a truck driver and his motor boy.
The incident happened along the Itori axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.
It was reported that the policemen in their patrol van on Monday met the victims driving against traffic to avoid the bad portion of the road in Ewekoro Local Government, the same offence the cops were also said to be guilty of.
A source said, “When they saw the truck driver, they told him to turn back. The driver was trying to be reluctant and they shot his tyres.”
“This led to an altercation and at the end of the day, the policemen shot dead the truck driver and his motor boy. That was why the youths of Itori blocked the road to protest the unjust killing of the driver and his colleague,” an eyewitness said.
The incident led to disruption of all commercial activities in the area.
For hours, commuters were held in traffic without any end in sight to the traffic jam, which started building up around 4pm.
Many motorists, therefore, used bushy alternative routes, where they were compelled to “settle” area boys before they could progress in their journey.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed there was an incident in Itori but he said he was yet to be fully briefed about the incident by the Divisional Police Officer in Itori.