Soldiers beat police inspector, Monday Orube, to death in Lagos over ‘argument on right of way’
Some soldiers attached to Ojo military cantonment have beaten a police inspector identified as Monday Orube to death after an argument over traffic right of way in Lagos.
The incident happened on Wednesday along Lagos-Badagry expressway, a location not far from the Ojo military cantonment.
According to Daily Independent, the argument started after three police officers who were acting as traffic wardens stopped a road lane in order to allow other road users pass through.
The police officers did not know that they had inadvertently stopped the lane where a coastal bus carrying soldiers was passing through.
A source reportedly told the newspaper that the soldiers questioned the police officers on why civilians would be allowed to pass before them.
The soldiers were said to have insisted that they would pass through a one-way traffic — a development that led to an argument between the police officers and soldiers.
Angered by the police officers’ insistence on orderliness, the soldiers were said to have pounced on the officers, beating them severely.
The newspaper said the soldiers kidnapped two of the officers and took them their barracks.
On their way, the soldiers were said to have noticed that the police officers had become unconscious and they decided to take them to a hospital in their cantonment.
One of the police officers identified as Orube died in the process.
Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, in a tweet on Friday, said senior military officers have paid a visit to Abiodun Alabi, Lagos police commissioner, over the “unfortunate death” of the police inspector.