Protest in Ajah as Inspector Accidentally Kills Man (Photo)

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Following the murder of a young man by a police inspector who was taken into custody and disarmed, there is currently protest in Ajah.

As a result of the incident, enraged youths surrounded the Ajah police station on Wednesday morning to protest the young man’s murder.

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Gafaru Buraimoh, a resident of Happy Land Estate in Ajah, was killed by a stray bullet fired by the inspector gun.

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According to reports, Buraimoh was shopping at a Point of Sale (POS) vendor when the Inspector, one of the police officers chasing black marker fuel sellers, shot him.

Youths who heard about the incident gathered at the Elemoro Area Command in protest starting at 8 am on Wednesday, even though it was reported to have happened around 11:30 pm on Tuesday.

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According to reports, the protesting youths prevented vehicles from passing through the expressways, preventing people travelling to work from reaching their destination.

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Police allegedly used tear gas to try to intimidate the crowd as it grew, but it only made things worse.

The riotous crowd was allegedly causing property damage and attempting to burn down the police station at the time this report was filed.

Gafaru Buraimoh death results in Ajah Protest

Protest in Ajah as Inspector Accidentally Kills Gafaru Buraimoh

Some locals claimed the crowd was assaulting police officers along Ajah Road when they took to social media to advise commuters against taking that route.

Police spokesman SP Benjamin Hundeyin responded to the incident by stating that the Inspector had been detained and disarmed.

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He stated: “On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at approximately 2330 hours, a shooting incident involving men from the Ajah Division tragically resulted in the death of Gafaru Buraimoh of Happy Land Estate, Ajah.

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“A full-scale investigation has begun, and the shooting’s perpetrator, an inspector of police, was detained and immediately disarmed.

“The Lagos State Police Command has since contacted and informed the family through the Area Commander, Elemoro, and Divisional Police Officer, Ajah.

“The Command gives assurances that the already started investigation into the immediate and remote circumstances leading to the shooting will be brought to a speedy and conclusive end, while also ensuring that justice is served,” the statement reads. “The Command sympathises with the family of the deceased over the avoidable and most unfortunate incident.”

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