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 internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo boys”.
“The woman was rushed to hospital where she died. We have taken one of the men” a resident said.
The officers involved were Anti-Kidnapping operatives and not men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad 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.
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 SARS 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.”