Officer who killed a Young man during fuel queue uproar identified, says Police

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The trigger-happy police officer who shot dead a young man identified as Toheeb Eniafe at a petrol station on Wednesday has been known by Lagos State Police Command.

Eniafe had during a queue at the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, filling station in Ikoyi, challenged security operatives for bypassing the fuel queue.

It was gathered that the late Eniafe and some other customers at the fuel station, who were on the queue, resisted the security operatives from buying fuel, insisting that they must join the queue.

The development infuriated the officers and led to a brawl as one of them allegedly shot Eniafe and ran away.

According to eyewitnesses, the officers wore Department of State Services, DSS, customised shirts. But the secret police had since declared that none of its officers were involved in the incident.

Reacting, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a post on X on Thursday, said the officer has been identified.

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.

“Investigation is still ongoing and further findings will be made available.

“Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command is working with the family of the deceased to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice.”

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