We earlier reported on the death of a Lagos State Transport Management Authority, LASTMA official named Adeyemo Rotimi, who was reported shot dead by a FSARS operative in Lagos yesterday.
Eyewitnesses said that the victim who is popularly known as ‘Baba Ibeji’ had stopped the police inspector who was driving a cream coloured jeep with registration number plate LSR 277 BJ so he could free the traffic from other routes but the policeman reportedly shunned his directive and zoomed through the traffic in anger.
His action reportedly shocked the LASTMA officer who reportedly scolded him.
According to sources, the policeman who felt insulted by Adeyemo’s warning allegedly pulled a pistol and shot Adeyemo in the eye. He reportedly died on the spot.
Sources said that when the police officer realized what had happened, he made an attempt to flee by lunging his car through the gathering crowd but was stopped by the mob before causing more damages.
However, policemen from Moshalashi division reportedly rescued the FSARS officer whose name was given as Prince Oki Joseph from the angry crowd.
Sources said that when the policeman’s car was searched for identification, various types of guns were recovered including fake 1,000 naira notes, ATM card, church ID card, business ID card and FSARS documents.