Security expert injured as police open fire at Ikeja Airport toll gate

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A security expert, Tunde Adeparusi was badly injured when a bullet fired by policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, strayed and shattered his car window.

The policemen were in an SUV, chasing some suspects around the Ikeja airport tollgate in Lagos, when they were stopped by a barrier at the toll gate on Friday, July 20, 2018, at about 12:35 p.m. Watching the car driven by the suspects get away while they were still held back by the barrier angered the officers and they broke through the barrier with their SUV.

They were immediately confronted by tollgate workers and an argument ensued as the officers accused the tollgate staff of letting the suspects they were chasing escape. As the argument got heated, the officers began shooting sporadically without thoughts for those in the vicinity.

When the officers saw that they had injured Adeparusi, they drove off without attending to him.

Adeparusi was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. He later reported the case to the Bisam Police Station and a CCTV footage showing the face of one of the police officers who shot at Adeparusi was released to the station.

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