Soldier Stab to Death in Lagos: Angry crowd attacks police station

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By Joy Odor

Angry mob at Ogijo Community, a border town between Ogun and Lagos states have attacked a Police Station following the death of a soldier who was stabbed to death by a policeman.

The victim confronted the suspect who was not properly dressed and standing very close to the Patrol Vehicle of Operation MESA to confirm his identity.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni, the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 81 Division Nigerian Army in a press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja informed that the confrontation led to an argument and subsequently, the unfortunate incident.

The soldier was immediately rushed to Lagos State Polytechnic Hospital, Odogunyan, for medical attention, but he was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

The remains of the soldier has been moved to 174 Battalion Medical Centre in Ikorodu.

The suspect has also since been arrested and kept in a military custody for his safety and subsequent hand over to Nigeria Police for prosecution.

The angry mob who witnessed the unfortunate incident took advantage of this and attacked Police Station
in the community.

Troops have been deployed around the vicinity of all police stations in Ikorodu general area to prevent breakdown of law and order.

The situation is however under control as normalcy has returned to the community.

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