Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Drunk Naval officer accidentally shoots 3 people in Ikorodu

There was pandemonium at Majidun area of Ikorodu yesterday as a Naval personnel allegedly shot 3 people, leaving them in a critical condition.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 3p.m. at Tipper Park, when the Naval personnel, suspected to have been drunk, allegedly left his duty post to unwind, he visited the park and started playing with his gun, which went off and injured the three persons, who were going about their businesses at the park.

The gunshot caused pandemonium as business activities there were grounded for hours, while the victims were rushed to the hospital.

The victims were said to be in critical condition and were immediately referred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH. The suspected naval officer was said to be one of the personnel mounting surveillance in the area to prevent pipeline vandalism.

It was gathered that one of the victims was a tipper driver, while the others were yet to be identified.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Patricia Amadin, confirmed the report, adding that the suspect had been arrested and was currently being detained at Naval Base, Ikorodu, while investigations into the matter continue.


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