Mob shuts down Lagos-Abeokuta expressway over fresh killing by SARS

Angry youth have shut down the Onipetesi axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Lagos over the killing of a yet to be identified man by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).

A Twitter user, who posted a video about the incident which happened on Sunday, said the man had gone to watch football when he was hit by a stray bullet.

“They came to arrest a guy that had dreadlocks and then shot sporadically after arresting the guy with dreads,” he tweeted.

“The guy was just taken to the general hospital Ikeja, new just came back that he is dead.”

After the news of the victim’s death broke, angry youth took to the streets in protest.

When TheCable visited Sunday evening, vehicular movement had stopped on road and motorists appeared stranded.

“We’ve been here for an hour now, we cannot move because the road is blocked and we can still hear gunshots,” one of the motorists said.

“We heard there is a clash between cult boys and SARS in the area.”

Many are still stranded on both lanes of the road plied by thousands of residents on a daily basis.


TheCable

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