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Lagos State Police Allegedly Shoots Woman Over N100, Beats Up Her Husband For Complaining

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A fashion designer has been shot in the stomach by a Lagos State policeman over a N100 bribe.

The victim, identified as Rukayat Salami was shot at a checkpoint at Lucky Fibre, at Ikorodu.

Her husband was also assaulted when he complained about his wife being shot.

The issue began when a Keke Napep driver had refused to pay the N100 demanded by the policemen at a checkpoint Punch Metro gathered.

The police had consequently opened fire on the Keke Napep and Salami got hit in the process.

The victim told the publication that she has been bedridden since the incident occurred last week.

She said: “I started shouting and alerted my husband. Immediately, he placed his hand around my stomach and observed that I was bleeding. He parked the vehicle, went to start arguing with the policemen. By the time he returned, he was bleeding in the head.”

Rukayat’s husband also revealed that when he called the police attention to his wife’s condition he was beaten up.

He said: “The incident happened around 8.30pm on Sunday when we were on our way back from my in-law’s house at Agunfoye, in Adamo, Ikorodu. We approached a police checkpoint and saw policemen collecting money from commercial drivers plying the axis.

“The tricycle operator at my front was reluctant to pay the N100 or N200 to the policemen, so what the policemen did was to pass me while they argued with the operator. The policemen were four; two monitored vehicles going toward Itokin, the other two monitored vehicles going to Ikorodu.

“As I drove past the checkpoint, we suddenly heard gunshots and my wife started screaming that she had been shot. She started shouting that she needed water, but as I stretched my hand to examine the side of her stomach, I observed that she was bleeding.

“I quickly parked my vehicle, got down and went to meet the policemen to tell them that they had shot my wife. While writhing in pain, my wife was telling me to be careful so the policemen won’t shoot me. The policemen and I engaged in a shouting match until one of them used a heavy object to hit my head and I started bleeding.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu when contacted on the situation said he would speak on the matter later.

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