By Oluwatoyin Amao with Agency Report
The Nigeria Police in Badagry said it has arrested seven customs officers over the killing of one Mrs. Patience Oni and injuring an innocent man at Forte Oil Filling Station near popular Badagry Roundabout in Lagos state.
The Divisional Police Officer, Badagry Police Station, Samson Akhiromen, told newsmen in Badagry that the customs operatives were arrested for indiscriminately shooting and killing of innocent people.
According to the DPO, the customs officers, under the code name “anti-flying”, were raiding an alleged illegal rice depot near a filling station around 12 noon on Tuesday when they started shooting.
“They started shooting indiscriminately to scare away traders and residents from the area.
“During the shooting, the bullets from one of the officers hit two people, one died immediately, while the other one is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
“The husband of the woman killed is a Police Inspector serving in Area K Police Station, Morogbo,” he said.
The DPO said that he arrested the officers with his team of officers when the situation was getting out of hand.
He, however, said the arrested officers had been handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti for further investigation and prosecution.
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