A policeman has been detained over the murder of a soldier in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 15.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Deputy Director of Public Relations, 81 Division Nigerian Army, Olabisi Ayeni, on Thursday, February 16.
According to the statement, the suspect was kept in military custody and later handed over to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for prosecution.
The incident occurred following an argument between the deceased and the suspect.
“The corpse of the soldier has been moved to 174 Battalion Medical Centre in Ikorodu. However, an angry mob, who witnessed the unfortunate incident, took advantage of this and attacked the Police Station in the community.
“Troops have been deployed around the vicinity of all police stations in Ikorodu area to prevent breakdown of law and order. The situation is under control as normalcy has returned to the community,” the statement said.
According to a report, the deceased soldier was stabbed to death in the Odogunyan area of Ikorodu, Lagos, on Wednesday. However, the soldier’s colleagues carried out a reprisal attack on the Ogijo police station in Ogun state.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ogun state police command Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed that patrol vehicles and armoured personnel carriers were set ablaze during the attack.
However, the PRO of the Lagos State Police Command Benjamin Hundeyin noted in a series of tweets that the incident did not occur in Lagos State.