The police command in Lagos State has confirmed the killing of an police inspector inside a commercial tricycle by gunmen in the state.
This was confirmed by the spokesman for the state Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.
Hundeyin, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos, said the deceased attached to Mopol 20, Ikeja, was shot on Wednesday at Coker Aguda in Surulere, Lagos State.
He said that the identity of the deceased would only be made public after contacting his family members.
According to Hundeyin, the command is making efforts to arrest those behind the killing.
He further said that the trycycle driver was taken to a police station for questioning after the incident, and was later released to appear again on Thursday to assist in investigation.
The state police spokesman explained that the inspector was guarding a bank but the incident didn’t happen at his duty post.
He said, “He had left and was going somewhere inside a tricycle. He actually hired the tricycle and was the only passenger.
“He was attacked, shot and his service pistol taken away. It happened in the afternoon, around 3.00 p.m. He died in the night.”