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SARS Officer Shoots LASTMA Official

A suspected officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has allegedly shot an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) dead, Nation reports.

The event occurred around Iyana-Ipaja by 6 pm. The LASTMA official was flagged down for a traffic issue.

Based on the report on the Nation Newspaper;

The officer, it was learnt, got down and warned the traffic official never to stop him again, adding that he didn’t have right to do so.

 In the course of exchanging hot words, the angry officer returned to his car, brought out a gun and shot the traffic official.

Many ran for safety after hearing the sound of the gun.

 The officer, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was said to have been arrested.

 Based on an eyewitness report, the officer drove a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). The shooter was first taken to Moshalashi Police Station along Ipaja Road before being transferred to State Command in Ikeja GRA.

The traffic official was rushed to Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

His remains have been deposited in a mortuary in Yaba, Lagos Mainland.

LASTMA Public Relations Officer Mahmud Hassan confirmed the incident.

Hassan said an investigation is ongoing and will get on the identity of both the dead traffic official and the officer that shot him. (Nation Newspaper)

Credit: Nation Newspaper

 

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