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Soldiers Beat Police Inspector To Death In Lagos, Army Reacts | READ DETAILS

A Police inspector, Monday Orukpe has died from injuries he sustained after soldiers of the Army Ordinance Corps beat him to coma on Wednesday in Lagos state.

According to report, the soldiers who were in an Army bus ran into a traffic jam at CCC Gate on Lagos/Badagry Expressway. They were said to have alighted from their bus, jumped onto a motorcycle (okada), got to where the policemen were controlling traffic, ordering them to clear the road for their bus to move.

However, the policemen said it was not possible to clear the traffic for them as the road was heavily congested.

The two soldiers got angry, pounced on them, abducted them and drove them to Ojo Cantonment.

It was gathered that before they left the scene, a third policeman was to be abducted but he fired gunshots into the air and the soldiers and retreated.

The third policeman was able to escape.

According to a police source, “due to the severe torture, an Inspector of Police fainted and went into a comma, prompting the soldiers to rush them to Army Hospital where Inspector Monday Orukpe died.

The source said: “We have recovered the corpse and efforts are being made to release the second officer receiving treatment in their hospital. The soldiers carted away the police rifles.”

Reacting to the incident, the Nigerian Army in a statement on Friday, signed by Olaniyi Osoba, Acting Deputy Director 81 Division Public Relations, described the policeman’s death as unfortunate.

The statement titled;

“RE: SOLDIERS BEAT POLICE OFFICER TO DEATH IN LAGOS” read;

The attention of the 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a story online over the  unfortunate incident that occurred between some soldiers and policemen around Ojo in Lagos resulting in the loss of the life of a police officer.

The Division is already in touch with the Lagos State Police Command to resolve the matter. This incident  is highly regrettable given the Division’s disposition and zero tolerance for any misconduct.

Accordingly, the Division has instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel the circumstance surrounding  the unfortunate incident  At the end of the investigation, anyone found culpable  will be made to face the full wrath of the disciplinary provisions.. Consequently, the Division wishes to commiserate with the Ojo Police Division and members of the family of the victim.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army led by Brigadier-Generals KN Nwoko, ML Abubakar and IE Akpaumontia paid a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Abiodun Alabi, over the death of  the Police Inspector.

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