BREAKING: Policemen hospitalised after robbers shot them at Lagos checkpoint

The armed robbers were trying to make their way out of a street when they encountered the policemen at their checkpoint. They immediately opened fire on them and left with their rifles.

There was pandemonium at Freeman Street in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State, as some yet-to-be-identified armed robbers shot three policemen at their checkpoint…..CONTINUE READING

The incident, which happened on Wednesday, March 7, 2023, saw the policemen attached to Denton Police Station hospitalised thereafter.

It was gathered that the incident happened when the officers, who were identified by their last names (Ilesanmi, Ashaa and Olaniyi), mounted a roadblock in the community around 9 pm.

The assailants were said to be trying to connect the street to exit the community when they encountered the policemen, who were conducting a stop-and-search.

On encountering the officers, the robbers stepped out of their vehicle, and reportedly opened fire on them, leaving them injured, and left with their rifles.

According to a resident of the area, Martins Adewale, the incident immediately caused panic among the comm community dwellers.

“I was in my room when I heard people shouting and when I stepped out, I saw them running towards the direction of the checkpoint which is close to St. Jude Apostolate. When I asked what happened, they said three policemen had been killed. I also rushed down there and saw them lying on the floor.

“It was there that I got to know that they were shot by armed robbers. Their rifles were no longer with them. The policemen have always used that spot as a checkpoint because the place has some dark spots where hoodlums carry out criminal activities. It was later that their colleagues from Denton Police Station came to carry them away,” Adewale stated.

Confirming the incident, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin said the injured policemen were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute Metta, where they were receiving treatment.