Aruga Joe Omokaro – Lagos
Four Naval officers are said to have attacked an anti-robbery police patrol team in Satellite town, a suburb of Lagos State.
The SUPREME gathered that, the Naval officers ironically stabbed one of the police officers identified as ASP Abion Hezikel to death, yesterday Saturday, December 3.
The SUPREME further gathered that, the four Naval officers were riding on a motorcycle when they accosted a team of police officers on anti-robbery patrol within the Oluti area of Satellite town.
It is not however, not clear as at press time, what led to an argument between the Naval personnel and the police officers.
But we learnt that, two of the naval officers have been identified as S/NO. 20507 Onyekachi Egwumian, 27,and S/NO. 16933 Ebube Growth, 28, while two others are said to be currently at large.
We also learnt that, during the argument, the Naval officers allegedly stabbed ASP Hezikel in his chest with a jackknife as well as injured three police others who tried to mediate during the argument.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Satellite town was alerted and he promptly directed his men to rush the injured officers and others to a private hospital in Satellite town, where the officer was confirmed dead.
The other injured policemen were said to have been treated and discharged.
Police source say two suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident and their motorcycles recovered.
We learnt that Lagos State police command has contacted the military authorities over the ugly incidence, while the corpse has been deposited at the morgue in Yaba.
Spokesman of Lagos police command, Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the story on phone.
He said, “we have informed the Naval authorities, and we are waiting for their response “