Police Kill One As Irate Youth Block Ever-Busy Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway
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A breakdown of order has occurred after a police officer opened fire at a bus-stop in Ogun State, killing at least a young man and reportedly injuring an unknown number of persons.

The shooting, witnessed by Concise News reporter on Sunday evening, occurred at Iyana Coker area of Ifo, a market community on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, around 4:30 p.m.

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Police Kill One As Irate Youth Block Ever-Busy Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway
Bonfire created by angry youths after the incident

A young man, in his 30s, identified only by his first name, Akeem, was reportedly killed.

It is however not clear if some were wounded as at 5:45 p.m.

The officers were said to be of the Zonal Intervention Squad of Zone 2 Police Command.

Thereafter, angry residents took to the streets to express anger about the killing, which comes as the country reels from multiple shootings of unarmed citizens by policemen.

Meanwhile, Ogun State police commissioner, Bashir Makama, confirmed he was aware of the incident, and the suspected policemen responsible had been put in custody.

“They are from Zonal Intervention Squad, but I have ordered that they should be arrested in Ifo and brought to Abeokuta for disciplinary action,” Makama said.

The incident comes barely three weeks after Kolade Johnson was killed by a stray police bullet in Lagos, and a week after a young woman was shot dead in Ajegunle.

Both incidents were investigated by the police and officers responsible were summarily recommended for dismissal.