A yet-to-be-identified woman has been crushed to death by a tipper during a clash between okada riders and officers of the Lagos State Police Command.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday around Santos Avenue, Abule Egba area of the state when the officers were enforcing the ban on motorcycles in the state.
Confirming the development, the Lagos State Police Command, in a post on its official X handle, justified the actions of the police who used teargas to disperse the crowd.
The statement explained that the officers were attacked by the motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, in a bid to stop them from enforcing the ban.
The post said, “A passenger in a tricycle, witnessing the use of teargas ahead, panicked and jumped out of the tricycle.
“Sadly, an approaching Leyland tipper, with registration number AAB 376 CB, being driven recklessly, ran over her.
“The driver of the tipper abandoned the scene while the vehicle had been recovered. Contact has also been established with the family of the deceased. Meanwhile, full investigation into the incident has commenced.”
Meanwhile, an Area Court in Jos on Tuesday sentenced Abba Adam, 24, to 12 months imprisonment for stealing a motorcycle worth N350,000.
The judge, Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the offence and begged the court for leniency.
The judge also gave the convict an option of a N30,000 fine.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp Labaran Ahmed, told the court that the case was reported at the Laranto police station on Nov. 22, by Mr Shuaibu Nuhu.
He said the accused person trespassed into his compound and stole his motorcycle valued at N350,000 from where it was parked.
The prosecutor further told the court that during the police investigation, the accused person confessed to having committed the offence, and the motorcycle was found in his possession.
The offence, he said, contravened the Plateau State Penal Code law of Northern Nigeria.