A young man identified as Dare was on Tuesday allegedly crushed to death by a patrol van conveying policemen attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Social Offences.
According to an eyewitness, the incident occurred at Oshodi area of Lagos around 6 am while the van was chasing a commercial bus driver.
A Twitter user, @datoshodiboi, who identified himself as Dare’s cousin, said the deceased was waiting to board a bus to his office when he was hit by the police vehicle.
He said, “Good morning Mr @jidesanwoolu, never thought for once in my life I would do this. Your task force just killed my cousin in Oshodi this morning. They still came with big guns and won’t allow us (take) the body. I don’t know if this was how you promised to protect Lagosians.
“He didn’t have a father and his mum is very old. They killed him while going to work this morning.”
Eye witness Said the taskforce vehicle knocked him down from behind while chasing a danfo bus around 5:30 to 6 and he died on the spot…
— ADEðWALE (@datoshodiboi) January 26, 2021
Calls put across to the Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, by SaharaReporters were not answered nor returned.