The police in Lagos on Monday said they never turned back a bus conductor who allegedly sought refuge from rampaging herdsmen.
A bus conductor was allegedly stabbed to death by two herdsmen in Badagry after the driver of the vehicle ran into two array cows.
Witnesses claimed that the bus conductor fled to a police station at Agemowo in Badagry as he was being chased by the herdsmen but was thrown out by policemen on duty.
Spokesman for the state command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said in a statement that: “A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows. The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.
The DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry successfully cleared the obstruction. Normalcy has since returned to the area. It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station.
He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.”