by Isi Esene
There are reports of violent protests at Coker Road, around Ilupeju area of Lagos Tuesday afternoon when a policeman allegedly shot a commercial motorcycle operator for evading arrest.
The cyclist had successfully evaded the policeman’s attempt to arrest him when he was surprisingly shot dead.
Other motorcycle operators reportedly protested the killing with the situation escalating into total chaos. Protesters were said to have thrown objects at the policemen deployed to keep peace in the area.
A witness (who declined to be named) confirmed to us that several truckloads of mobile policemen have been deployed to quell the protest with unconfirmed reports of tear gas being fired.
We will bring you more detail as we get them.