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Even in Death, Inspector who Killed LASTMA Official to be Tried

The Lagos State commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the posthumous trial of Inspector Olukunle Olonade, who allegedly shot dead an official of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA), yesterday.

Police spokesman, CSP Chike, confirmed the development in a statement this morning.

The incident reportedly occurred at Iyana Ipaja, a Lagos suburb, when the dead LASTMA official, identified as Rotimi Adeyemi, accosted the police officer, attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, for driving against traffic.

In the ensuing argument, the Inspector who was in mufti reportedly shot dead the LASTMA official, a development that intigated a mob to attack him.

He was eventually rescued by his colleagues on patrol in the area but died on the way to the hospital.

The statement by the police reads:

“On 28/11/18, at about 1800hrs, the driver of a Toyota Highlander SUV, with registration number LSR 277 BJ, later identified as Police Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja while driving along Iyana-Ipaja road, was contravened for driving against traffic by a LASTMA officil, one Rotimi Adeyemi, aged 46 years at Iyana-Ipaja roundabout.

“The two men vehemently disagreed with each other. However, during the altercation, the said Inspector Olukunle Olonade allegedly shot the LASTMA officer to death.

“Consequently, irate mob, who thought that the shooter was an armed hoodlum because he was in mufti, decended on him and beat him to stupor.

“Although he was later rescued by teams of policemen drafted to the scene, he later gave up the ghost while being rushed to hospital for treatment.

“The serial number of the pistol recovered at the scene was checked in the system and it revealed the bearer as Inspector Olukunle Olonade attached to FSARS Ikeja.

“Corpses of the deceased have been evacuated to the morgue for autopsy.

“The CP Lagos has directed that the late Inspector Olakunle Olonade be tried posthumously in Orderly room and be recommended for dismissal from the Force.



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