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Angry Ijegun residents kill policeman, injure two others over death of pregnant woman

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Some angry residents of Ijegun in Lagos State lynched a policeman and injured two others after the death of a shop owner, identified as Biliki.

It was gathered that the mob were enraged after a stray bullet reportedly hit Biliki in her shop when the policemen chased and opened fire on some suspected , better known as “Yahoo boys”.

“The woman was rushed to hospital where she died. We have taken one of the men” a resident said.

Biliki, a tailor, was reported to be pregnant when she was .

The officers involved were Anti- operatives and not men of the as widely reported.

The mobbed policeman had been taken to the palace of the traditional ruler in Ijegun, where a crowd of angry youths requested to lynch him.

Confirming the incident the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said a policeman has been killed and two others injured in the Ijegun incident.

He added that there was still tension in the area as a police team had been deployed in the area to restore sanity.

He said, “They were Anti-Kidnap, not operatives. We don’t have the details of what happened for now. But the mob has killed one policeman and injured two. The area is still tense. But we are handling it.”

 

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