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Soldiers Beat Police Officer To Death In Lagos

Some Soldiers from the Ojo Military Cantonment on Wednesday beat a police officer identified  as Inspector Monday Orube to death in Lagos over rights to way.

The Soldiers who were said to be numbering to thirty (30) kidnapped two policemen who were working as traffic warden to their barracks while the third officer managed to escape from being kidnapped.

A known source claimed that the lane through which the Soldiers were driving in a bus were stopped by the three Police Officers who were on duty at the time of the incident to allow other road users on the other lane to pass not knowing that the coastal bus was conveying Soldiers who were still behind.

The Soldiers get infuriated and insisted on taking one-way during an argument with the Officers.

They were said to have pounced on the officers and beat them to a pulp. The Soldiers also kidnapped two of the police officers to their barracks where the beating continued.

The source further said when the soldiers noticed that the abducted policemen became unconscious, they decided to take them to their hospital at the cantonment.

However, one of the Police Officer.  Inspector Monday Orube unfortunately gave up the ghost on Thursday afternoon.

Speaking  on the incident, another source disclosed that the Soldiers who were going to their cantoment in a coastal bus, were stopped by the Police Officers and they got angry and asked why Civilians will be allowed to pass before them.

“The three traffic wardens were beaten by over 30  Soldiers before they were abducted to their cantonment.”

One of them was unconscious and they were both taken to their hospital.

The officers were kidnapped while their riffles which include two AK 47, with over seventy rounds of ammunition has been in the custody of the Soldiers since Wednesday when the incident happened and they are yet to be returned as at the time of filing this report.

When contacted on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed  that the incident happened.

He said:  “It is true that an incident occurred between our officers and some soldiers numbering up to thirty on Wednesday around Ojo area of the State.”

He however said that the Command and the sister Agency involved in the incident are working together to resolve the matter.

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