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Rampaging custom officers kill motorcyclist, batter and arrest brother of deceased

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The police have now begun investigations into the killing of a 25-year-old commercial motorcyclist (okada rider), Saheed Omotosho and the battering and subsequent arrest of his elder brother, Rasheed Omotosho, for protesting the unjust killing of his sibling.

Reports say trouble started at the Mosalasi bus stop, Alagbado, Lagos State when the Custom officials chased a vehicle loaded with suspected smuggled bags of rice on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and eventually caught up with the smugglers.

But a group of hoodlums reportedly stopped the Custom officers from carrying out their duty and started offloading the bags of rice from the vehicle of the officers forcing them to call for reinforcement which eventually turned out to be bloody.

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When they arrived the scene, the back-up Custom officers shot sporadically forcing everybody in the area to scamper for safety but Saheed was not so lucky as he received some bullets which reportedly ripped through his back.

According to an eyewitness, Saheed was trying to flee the scene of the incident when he was shot in the back.
“Saheed was shot dead by the officers. He had a wife, who is pregnant. His elder brother was bitter that they killed his brother. They beat him up and took him away.” He said.

Confirming the incident, SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer said investigations are underway to reveal the identity of the killer officer.

“The report is that in the early hours of Thursday, some customs officers trailed a vehicle. In the process, they started shooting. One Saheed Omotosho was shot dead.” She said.

Continuing, Lagos PPRO added that; “The deceased’s brother was taken away to an unknown destination. The corpse has been taken to a morgue. Investigation is ongoing into the matter.”

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