The Police Command in Lagos State has confirmed the killing of an Inspector by gunmen on Wednesday in Coker Aguda area of Lagos.
The spokesman for the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos that the Inspector was inside a tricycle when he was shot.
Mr Hundeyin said that the command had commenced an investigation to track and arrest the gunmen.
Accordingto him, the tricycle driver was arrested for questioning after the incident, but released with an instruction to appear again on Thursday to assist with the investigation.
He said that the inspector was posted to a bank, but that the incident didn’t happen at his duty post.
“He had left and was going somewhere inside a tricycle. He actually hired the tricycle and was the only passenger.
“He was attacked, shot and his service pistol taken away. It happened in the afternoon around 3.00 p.m., he died in the night,” the spokesman said.
He, however, said that the identity of the deceased would only be revealed after contacting his family members.