Driver, motor boy shot dead by Police in Ogun state
A truck driver and his motor boy were shot dead by some yet-to-be-identified men of the Nigeria Police Force in Itori area of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway causing many travellers plying the Abeokuta-Papa-Sango-Lagos road on Monday to be stranded.
It was gathered that the policemen in their patrol van met the victim driving against traffic to avoid the bad portion of the road in Ewekoro Local Government, the same offence the cops were also said to be guilty of.
An eyewitness said, “When they saw the truck driver, they told him to turn back. The driver was reluctant and they shot his tyres.
“This led to an altercation and at the end of the day, the policemen shot dead the truck driver and his motor boy.
“That was why the youths of Itori blocked the road to protest the unjust killing of the driver and his colleague.”
The development made some motorists and commuters stranded for hours while commercial activities in the area were brought to halt.
It was gathered that for hours, commuters were held in traffic which started building up around 4pm.
Many motorists resorted to using bushy alternative routes, where they were compelled to pay some money to the area boys in the area for access.
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that there was an incident in Itori.