Lagos Police Identify Officer in Fuel Queue Shooting Incident

In a recent development that has gripped the city of Lagos, the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the identification of the police officer responsible for the shooting of Toheeb Eniafe. The Lagos state police command disclosed this in a statement signed by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the command spokesperson, on Thursday, May 2. He said “The person behind the shooting has been identified as a police officer serving at Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 17, Lion Building, Lagos.

Toheeb Eniafe was involved in a dispute at a petrol station owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited in Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos. The altercation occurred when Eniafe and other customers resisted attempts by security agents to bypass the fuel queue. The situation escalated, and Eniafe was fatally shot while standing up against the queue-jumping by the security agents.

Eniafe’s death has sparked significant public outrage and calls for justice, emphasizing the need for accountability and transparency in law enforcement. The community’s response to this incident has been one of shock and grief, with many mourning the loss of a young man who stood for fairness during a time of crisis.

The officer, attached to the Special Protection Unit, SPU Base 17, Lion Building, Lagos, was reportedly involved in a heated altercation that escalated, resulting in the tragic event. The Lagos State Police Command has expressed its commitment to a thorough investigation and is in active communication with the victim’s family to ensure that justice is duly served.

As the investigation continues, the Lagos State Police Command urges the public to remain calm and assures that all necessary steps are being taken to address the situation and prevent such occurrences in the future.

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