Barely has the nation and the people of Lagos smarted off from the gruesome and dastardly open eyed murder of Kolade Johnson, members of the Nigeria Police have again continued to unleash death on Nigerians with youths as their targets.
The latest incident brings to over ten brutal murders of Nigerian youths from all over the country in less than one month. Their crime; being young. Their offence; being Nigerians, their sin; freedom.
This happened in Ajegunle of all places. The victims Ada Iifeanyi of No 4b Amusa Lane off Ojo road Ajegunle and her friend Emmanuel Akomafuwa ‘m’ 32yrs old of No. 52 Babatunde Street Olodi Apapa, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa who were said to be coming back home from club when they came into contact with the now dreaded men of the Nigeria Police death merchants. After indentifying who they are and their mission, police went ahead to fire at them for refusing to comply.
In what appears to have become the distinguishing character of the Law Enforcement Agency, they shot at the duo on 13th April, 2019 at about 7.00am. Though the victims were rushed to hospital 20 year old lady died from gunshot injuries while the boy is still hospitalized in critical condition.
In a swift reaction the Lagos State Police has issued a press statement from the office of CP Zubairu Muazu mni the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, condemning in strong terms the unfortunate incident.
Members of the killer team include; “(1) Inspector Adamu Usman (2) Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye (3) Sergeant Kashim Tijani (4) Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and (5) Sergeant Paul Adeoye while Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting incident is declared wanted by the Command.” The team is said to have come from Trinity Police station in Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA (Ajegunle).
Since the news break, there has been a national outburst of emotions, grief and unrestrained fear as the police has been dubbed the “new Boko Hram” in what has been a strategic attack on the Nigerian youth championed principally by men of the SARS are of the police force.