Two herders have been detained by the police in Lagos State for allegedly killing a bystander today, June 27, in the Agbemowo, Badagry region of the state.
According to a statement made by SP Benjamin Jundeyin, the state police command’s spokeswoman, the problem began when a commercial bus struck two cows, killing one of them.
When the herdsmen became enraged, they meant to attack the bus conductor and driver but instead killed a bystander. In his statement, Benjamin refuted accusations that the deceased attempted to go to the police station for safety but was turned away.
”A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows. The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.
The DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry successfully cleared the obstruction. Normalcy has since returned to the area. It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station.
He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.”
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