The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the shooting and killing of an unidentified young man in the Iyana-Coker area of Ifo by a police officer on Sunday
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the incident, said that the commissioner of police, Bashir Makama has ordered an investigation into the cause of the incident.
Oyeyemi also revealed that the officer who shot the young man belongs to the zonal intervention squad of Zone 2 Police Command and that the team had gone to arrest some armed robbery suspects when they were attacked. He also clarified that the officer was not a member of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as being peddled around.
According to an eyewitness, the officers opened fire at a bus stop in the area along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, killing the man, and several other people were injured while scampering to safety.
The incident which happened on Sunday resulted in a breakdown of law and order as aggrieved persons blocked the expressway with burnt tyres which disrupted the flow of vehicular movement on both sides of the road.
The shooting is happening barely a week after a young woman was shot dead by policemen while returning from a nightclub in Lagos, and barely three weeks after the fatal shooting of Kolade Johnson, also in Lagos.