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Customs officers allegedly kill woman in Lagos

The Nigeria Police in Badagry, said it had
arrested seven customs officers over the killing one Mrs Patience Oni and
injuring an innocent man at Forte Oil Filling Station near  popular Badagry  Roundabout in Lagos state.

Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Badagry Police Station, Mr. Samson Akhiromen,
told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry that the men of customs were
arrested for indiscriminately shooting and killing of innocent people.

to the DPO, the customs officers, under the code name Anti-flying, were raiding
an illegal rice depot near a filling station around 12 noon on Tuesday, when
they started shooting.

started shooting indiscriminately to scare away traders and residents from the

the shooting, the bullets from one of the officers hit two people, one died
immediately, while the other one is receiving treatment in an undisclosed

husband of the woman killed is a police inspector serving in Area K Police
Station, Morogbo,” he said.

DPO said that he arrested the officers with his team of officers when the
situation was getting out of hand.

however, said the arrested officers had been handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department(SCID) Panti for
further investigation and prosecution.

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