Promise Tochukwu, aka Daddy, a mechanic, was shot and killed by an unidentified police officer on Opaleye Bridge, near Okoya Street, in Lagos State's Ifelodun Local Council Development Area.
According to reports, the killer cop followed a security team to the area, which included military personnel from Operation MESA.
During a dispute that degenerated into a brawl, an eyewitness identified herself as Esther and stated that a man brutalized his partner.
She stated that the security personnel dispatched to the location by the lady shot and killed the mechanic, a 17-year old.
Promise was on his way home when he was shot by bullets fired by a member of the squad, according to the resident.
She said, “The incident happened on Monday morning; I had gone to drop my children at school and was on my way to the shop to pick something when I saw a girl bleeding profusely close to the Opaleye Bridge. People said the girl’s boyfriend was responsible for her injuries and that she called security operatives to arrest him.
“When they got to the place, they took over the area; but the boyfriend was nowhere to be found. As I saw the soldiers and policemen, I stood back. But Promise, who was unaware of the situation, came out of the boundary area to connect to his grandma’s residence.
“As the operatives saw him, they asked him to stop. When they observed that he was moving back as if he wanted to run, they shot him. It was a policeman in the team that shot him on the bridge. I went to inform his family.”
A relative of the victim, Agnes, said Promise was taken to a traditional centre where two bullets were extracted from his body.
She added that he died while being rushed to the Orege General Hospital for further treatment.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.