Police kill Customs agent while dispersing protesters

A licensed clearing agent, Ganiyu Adedoyin, has been killed in Oshodi, Lagos, by policemen attached to the Makinde Division.
Adedoyin was said to have died on Sunday after he was hit by a stray bullet from a policeman’s rifle while the businessman was having a meal of eko and peppersoup at a canteen.
At the time, the policemen were said to be attempting to disperse protesters, who had stormed the station to protest the death of one Rafiu Adeniji at the Mangoro end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
In a bid to disperse the protesters, some policemen were said to have fired into the crowd after ordering them to take their protest elsewhere as Adeniji’s killing did not happen in their jurisdiction.

Adedoyin, who was having his meal at a nearby canteen, was hit in the chest by a stray bullet.
One of them, who identified himself simply as Adebayo, claimed to have witnessed the incident. Adebayo insisted that Adedoyin did not participate in the protest.
They were allegedly mocked by the policemen on duty who threatened to shoot them.
Although the Lagos State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Damasus Ozoani, confirmed the protest at Makinde Police Division, he however said the police were not aware of the killing of Adedoyin.
Ozoani said, “After Adeniji’s killing in Agege area, youths in Oshodi, wielding petrol and other weapons, attempted to burn down Makinde Police Division but we were able to disperse them.”

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