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Police Send Condolences To Family Of Woman Killed By Operative In Lagos

Valentine Chinyem

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The Lagos State Police Command has commiserated with the family of Busayo Owoodun, the trader killed by a stray bullet at Jakande, Ijegun area of Lagos State.

Busayo died as a result of injury she sustained when a stray bullet fired by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad who were trying to apprehend a suspect in the area, hit her inside her tailoring shop.

As a result of this sad development, angry mob seized two policemen.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Lagos State Police Command called for calm.

It reada: “On August 10, 2019 at about 14:55hours, a team of policemen from the Anti-kidnapping Unit attached to Area M Command Idimu tracked some kidnapping suspects to Ijegun-Isolo Road, Ijegun bus stop but came under attack by members of the deadly gang.

“A stray bullet hit one Busayo Owoodun ‘f’. The gang with the support of some notorious cultists in the area attacked the Police team and injured the team leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun and two others who are currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit.

“Reinforcements from the Operations Department, Rapid Response Squads, Task Force, and neighbouring Divisions were able to contain the situation and evacuate the injured Officers to Hospital.

“The Command has launched a manhunt of the assailants with a view of bringing them to justice.

“The corpses of the victim of the stray bullet was taken to the hospital for autopsy.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered an in-depth investigation into the case. While Condoling with the family of the deceased person, the Command calls for calm and assured her family and friends that justice will prevail.”