Outrage as police officer kills Lagos lawyer on Christmas Day

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The incident was said to have happened on Sunday morning in the Ajah area of the state.

The shooting occurred when the deceased and her family were returning from Christmas service.

Some police officers attached to the Ajiwe police station in Ajah were said to have ordered the car conveying them to stop.

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One of the officers allegedly shot at the car and the bullet was said to have hit the lawyer. The police officers were said to have fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

The deceased was reportedly rushed to a hospital where she was confirmed dead.

Confirming the incident, Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police command spokesperson, said the assistant superintendent of police (ASP) who shot at the deceased and two other officers are currently in custody.

“Unfortunate and avoidable incident that was. The ASP that shot and two others with him have since been taken into custody. They are to be moved to the SCID for further investigation,” Hundeyin said on Twitter.

The killing of the lawyer has since sparked outrage from Nigerians on Twitter, with many calling on the police to take action against officers of the Ajiwe police station.

On December 6, a police inspector attached to the police station allegedly shot dead Gafaru Buraimoh, a resident of Happy Land estate in Ajah.

The incident resulted in protests which halted the flow of traffic in the area.

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