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SARS Officer Chasing ‘Yahoo’ Boys Kills Pregnant Woman In Lagos

Valentine Chinyem

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An operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has killed a pregnant woman in Ijegun, a Lagos suburb , after he fired a shot while chasing suspected Cyber criminals, popularly known as, ‘Yahoo’ boys, hit her.

The officer and another were said to be chasing after the suspects, when the incident occurred.

The pregnant woman, a tailor, was in her shop when the bullet hit and killed her.

Angry youths in the area immediately detained one of the officers who was later mobbed. The other officer is said to be under the protective custody of Oba of Ijegun.

“The road in front of the king’s palace is impassable at the moment. Vehicular movements have been diverted into a nearby street to access Ijegun bus stop.

“The information I gathered is that the policemen from Area M fired gunshots while chasing suspected criminal and the bullet killed a woman. Youths in the area killed him and injured his colleagues. One of them managed to crawl to the Oba’s palace,” said a resident.

Contacted, police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) confirmed the death of the ASP, adding that efforts were on to restore peace in the area.

“I cannot tell you what really happened at the moment but it is true that we lost an ASP and two order ranks were injured. They are of the Anti-kidnapping unit attached to Area M.