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Policeman shot dead in Lagos

Fatai Owoseni

Fatai Owoseni

The Lagos State Police Command has said one of its men attached to Mopol 23 was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Satellite Town area of the state on Good Friday.

The spokesperson for the command, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), gave the name of the deceased policeman simply as Corporal Babatunde.

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Badmos said that the anti-riot policeman was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle walking along the road

She said that contrary to some news making the round, the police man not killed by suspected armed robbers during a bank robbery operation.

“There was no attempted robbery on Diamond Bank on Friday. Only a police man walking along the road was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle.

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“The command is investigating the killing to unravel the motive,’’ Badmos said.

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