The Lagos State Police Command Says it is investigating an incident in the Mile 2 Area of the State where a Truck Driver was shot dead early on Tuesday.
The Police Command disclosed to TVC News that another person was also injured during the shooting by unknown persons around 1am on Tuesday.
It added that its preliminary investigations confirm that the Lagos State Government Taskforce was not involved in the shooting.
It disclosed that investigation is on to unravel the identity of the person who killed the Truck Driver andf wounded another in Mile 2.
The Killing of the Driver which sparked protests in the area was initially attributed to a clash between the Lagos State Government Environmental Taskforce and some hoodlums leading to the death of the Truck Driver.
The Lagos State Police Command however clarified further that the unknown person behind the killings are not operatives of the Taskforce who do not go on enforcement operations at that period of the day.
The Command however confirms that Investigations are on to unravel the persons behind the killing and bring them to justice.
MILE 2 KILLINGS: LAGOS STATE ENVIRONMENTAL TASKFORCE DISASSOCIATES SELF
The attention of the Lagos State Taskforce has been drawn to a report making rounds that officials of the Agency were involved in the killing of an unidentified individual along Mile 2 axis this morning.
The Agency would like to clearly state that none of its personnel were posted out for operations today except for officers posted to Freedom Park, Ojota, and Maryland to maintain peace and orderliness where a rally by the Nigerian Labour Congress has been scheduled.
The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye stated that the Agency is usually mistaken for other enforcement units, but he stated that taskforce personnel are clearly adorned in tactical jackets with the word “Taskforce” clearly inscribed in front and behind with unique identification numbers.
“None of our men were posted out today for environmental and traffic operations, rather they were only posted to freedom park to maintain peace and orderliness during the planned NLC rally so that miscreants and other sinister forces do not hijack the protest. Our operational jackets are clearly branded with unique identification numbers for members of the public to recognize during our operations”
The Chairman urged those pointing accusing fingers at the agency to further beam their searchlight at other public or private establishments who branded their enforcement units as taskforce. He also said that the Agency will do all within its power to get to the root of the matter and ensure that perpetrators of the heinous crime are brought to book.