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Lagos taskforce officers detained over death of a civilian


Two officers of the Lagos State Task Force are facing disciplinary action following an illegal operation which they embarked on turned deadly

This was disclosed by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin in a post on his X handle yesterday, while responding to viral videos that revealed the moment some motorcycle riders repeatedly ran over a body in Lagos.

The Police Spokesperson clarified that the officers engaged in unauthorised duties on Wednesday and had civilians in their company.

The situation escalated when the group was attacked by motorcycle riders, leading to the death of one civilian.

Hundeyin wrote: “Two police officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, went on illegal duty, taking some civilians with them to shore up their number.

“They came under attack from motorcycle riders, resulting in the death of one of the civilians.

“While disciplinary actions have commenced on the already detained police officers, and search is on for their civilian accomplices, investigations have commenced to identify, arrest, and prosecute the perpetrators of this dastardly act.”



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