An official of Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) Brigade at Iyana-Oworo, Lagos, Moshood Ayeni, has been killed by stones thrown by angry street traders on Tuesday.
The agency’s spokesperson, Alabi Rahmat, disclosed this in a statement she released where she narrated how the incident happened.
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Rahmat said Ayeni was killed when officials of the agency arrested two hawkers, Jeremiah Nnana and Orich Nwofokoh for displaying their wares in traffic, in disregard to the ban placed by the state government.
She said the officials, who had boarded their official vehicle were pelted with stones by angry mob, adding that one of it hit the deceased and fell him from the moving vehicle.
According to her, “The enforcement officials were returning from an assignment when they saw the traders and tried to do their jobs. They saw the traders hawking in traffic by Car Wash and arrested Jeremiah Nnana and Orich Nwofokoh both selling sausage and phone accessories.
“The suspects were taken into the agency’s vehicle marked KRD643DS. Suddenly their colleagues, who had escaped came back and pelted the officials with stones. The hawkers started shouting and calling the KAI officials thief.
“The stones thrown by the rampaging hawkers hit the victim on his head inside the vehicle and he fell down and became unconscious.”
She added that the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where he was rushed to.