A clash ensued between policemen and motorcyclists on Thursday in the Ajao Estate area of Lagos State, which led to the killing of Chief Superintendent of Police, Kazeem Abonde.
The policemen were said to be carrying out enforcement in the area when they were repelled by motorcyclists, who protested against the seizure of their means of livelihood.
The victim’s head appeared to have been smashed with some objects as he lay motionless by the roadside in a photo. Ten persons milling around a damaged patrol van inscribed with the Lagos State Police Command were also captured in another photo.
According to a source, the policemen involved in the incident were attached to the Ajao Police Station. The source said, “Everywhere is tense; we don’t know what exactly caused the fight, but we know that there was a confrontation between motorcyclists and the policemen attached to the Ajao Police Station.”
A passerby in a video clip was also heard saying that the policemen were attached to the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit and in the process showed a blue police van that was damaged during the clash.
Motorcyclists in the area reportedly stopped operation due to the clash. The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, promised to react to the incident after getting full information.