The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has confirmed the arrest and detention of a policeman for allegedly shooting a motorcyclist, Alabi Stephen, aka Doctor, to death around Sabo Market, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

Alabi said the command had commenced investigation into the events that claimed Alabi’s life, adding that the cop would have his day in court.

PUNCH Metro had reported that Stephen was shot by policemen attached to the Sagamu Road Police Division during enforcement of the ban on motorcycles in the state.

The police commissioner said, “There was a problem because some of the Okada riders did not want the enforcement to take place, maybe because of the highhandedness of the police.

“So, they reacted, and in the course of that, there was a scuffle. According to the information I got, they (motorcyclists) were trying to dispossess the policeman of his arm, and in the course of doing that, there was a discharge.

“The matter is being investigated and if the officer is culpable, like I said before, we will not allow anybody to take anybody’s life unlawfully because life is sacred. If there is evidence that he actually did it intentionally, then, he will face the music. He is currently being detained as we are investigating the case.”

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