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  • Updated: April 15, 2024

Lagos: Soldier detained for stabbing motorcyclist over misunderstanding

Lagos: Soldier detained for stabbing motorcyclist over misun

The police in Lagos State have announced the arrest of a Nigerian Army Lance Corporal assigned to the 159 Battalion in Yobe for allegedly stabbing a commercial motorcycle in the abdomen.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Command spokesman, confirmed the arrest on Monday.

Hundeyin stated that the soldier was detained on Saturday around 3 a.m. in the Ikorodu district of Lagos.

He stated that the Ikorodu Police Division got a report from the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of a bar.

According to the image creator, the CSO stated that on Saturday at about 2 a.m., the suspect (name withheld), a serving member of the Nigerian Army, reportedly stabbed one Saheed Isa, a commercial biker, with a gun-like Jack Knife.

According to Hundeyin, the incident occurred in a pub when the military and the biker disagreed over an unidentified issue.

He said that the attack left the rider with serious and maybe fatal injuries.

“The scene of crime was visited by detectives of the division and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical attention, where he was currently admitted and is responding to treatment.

“The suspect has been arrested with the exhibit knife. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

On the other hand, the Lagos State Police Command has announced plans to charge over 1,019 suspects to court for a range of offences. 

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the command's spokesperson, revealed this during a briefing with journalists in Lagos on Sunday. 

According to Hundeyin, the suspects were apprehended between April 8th at 1:15 p.m. and April 14th at 12:50 p.m. during extensive raids of black spots across the state. 

Charges will include possession of arms and ammunition, traffic robbery, assault on civilians, and possession of illicit drugs, among others.

The spokesperson said that the operatives would continue the raid in different parts of the state, warning that criminally-minded persons should avoid coming to Lagos or relocate if they were already in the state.

He commended the members of the public for the timely information given to the police about the activities of those arrested, calling for more such information.

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