Policeman shoots UNIZIK graduate dead in Lagos

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Policeman shoots UNIZIK graduate dead in Lagos

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A policeman guarding a hotel in the Ijegun, Ikotun area of Lagos State has reportedly shot dead a 28-year-old graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Jude Okoronta.

The policeman, who is guarding the Hotel killed the graduate around 11 pm on Wednesday, according to the Punch.

The newspaper reports that the victim was waiting for a commercial motorcycle to take him home in front of the hotel when the police man gunned him down.

The brother of the deceased, Paul Okoronta, was quoted by the newspaper as saying, that Jude was a customer at the hotel, adding that he usually went there to catch fun.

He explained that he had gone out of the hotel and was heading home when fight broke out in the hotel.

He said, “He had been going to the hotel for months now; he was one of their customers Because we usually have power problems, we also sometimes go there to charge our phones and relax. But he had left the hotel when he was shot and killed.”

Paul lamented that since the incident, the management of the hotel had kept mum, accusing the police of also seeking to bury the case.

“The management of the hotel is trying to bury the case. That was why they called the police to secure the hotel. They want to scare people away so that they can forget about it, ” Paul added

He alleged that the victim struggled for the control of a gun with the policeman.

Confirming the report, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, said, “Two guys got into an argument and a mobile policeman around tried to settle them. But one of them, called Jude, attempted to snatch the policeman’s gun.

“In fact, they struggled for the gun for a long time. He tried to wrest the gun from the policeman’s
hand and the bullet went off.”

He, however, added that investigation was ongoing in the matter.

Source : Daily Post

 

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