The police in Lagos state have arrested two herdsmen for allegedly killing a passerby in the Agbemowo, Badagry area of the state on Monday, June 27.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Jundeyin, says trouble started when a commercial bus rammed into two cows, killing one of them.
The herdsmen got angry and while trying to attack the bus driver and conductor, they ended up killing an onlooker.
Benjamin in his statement debunked claims that the deceased ran to the police station for protection but was turned back.
”A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows. The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.
The DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry successfully cleared the obstruction. Normalcy has since returned to the area. It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station.
He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.”