Nigerian Army reacts as policeman stabs newlywed soldier to death in Lagos




The Nigerian Army has taken a step concerning the alleged killing of a soldier by a policeman in Lagos State.

The soldier identified as Saheed was said to have been on mufti when the incident occurred.

It was gathered that this sad incident happened in the Odogunyan area of Ikorodu on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. The soldier was killed in that area by policemen while he was in mufti.

Immediately they realized he was an officer, they ran away to the Ogijo police station, a source told newsmen.


It was further gathered that an angry bunch of people at Ogijo Community, a border town between Ogun and Lagos state, attacked the police station following the death of the soldier.

The dead soldier got married in November 2022.

A statement released on Thursday, February 16, signed by the 81 Division Nigerian Army Deputy Directors of Public Relations, Lt.-Col. Olabisi Ayeni said the victim (soldier) allegedly confronted the suspect (policeman) who was not properly dressed and standing very close to a patrol vehicle of Operation MESA to confirm his identity.

The statement read;

“This led to an argument and subsequently, the unfortunate incident. The soldier was immediately rushed to the Lagos State Polytechnic Hospital, Odogunyan for medical attention but he was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.”


“The remains of the soldier have been moved to 174 Battalion Medical Centre in Ikorodu,” the army spokesman said.

He said the suspect was arrested and kept in military custody and subsequently handed over to the Nigeria police force for prosecution.


“However, the angry mob who witnessed the unfortunate incident took advantage of this and attacked the police station in the community. Troops have been deployed around the vicinity of all police stations in ikorodu area to restore law and order. The situation is under control.” Ayeni said.


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