A Nigeria Police inspector attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Ikeja on Wednesday allegedly shot and killed an official of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) while he was controlling traffic.
Reports say the LASTMA official named Adeyemo Rotimi was shot dead at Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos when he challenged the policeman identified as Joseph Oki for disobeying traffic rules.
The victim, popularly known as ‘Baba Ibeji’ had stopped the police inspector who was driving a cream coloured Highlander jeep with registration number LSR 277 BJ to allow free flow of traffic.
The LASTMA official reportedly scolded the policeman for flouting traffic rules. Feeling insulted by Adeyemo’s warning, the policeman allegedly pulled a pistol and shot the LASTMA official in the eye, killing him on the spot.
Eye witnesses say the policeman attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by a mob after his car was damaged. He was however rescued by some policemen stationed in the area.