The Nigeria Police Force has sent its condolence to the family of Busayo Owoodun, the trader killed by a stray bullet at Jakande, Ijegun area of Lagos State.
A stray bullet was said to have hit and killed Owoodun while operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were trying to apprehend a suspect in the area.
An irate mob thereafter seized two policemen.
Reacting to the incident, through a statement on Saturday, the Lagos State Police Command called for calm.
The statement read, “On August 10, 2019 at about 14:55hours, a team of policemen from the Anti-kidnapping Unit attached to Area M Command Idimu tracked some kidnapping suspects to Ijegun-Isolo Road, Ijegun bus stop but came under attack by members of the deadly gang.
“A stray bullet hit one Busayo Owoodun ‘f’. The gang with the support of some notorious cultists in the area attacked the Police team and injured the team leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun and two others who are currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit.
“Reinforcements from the Operations Department, Rapid Response Squads, Task Force, and neighbouring Divisions were able to contain the situation and evacuate the injured Officers to Hospital.
“The Command has launched a manhunt of the assailants with a view of bringing them to justice.
“The corpses of the victim of the stray bullet was taken to the hospital for autopsy.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered an in-depth investigation into the case. While Condoling with the family of the deceased person, the Command calls for calm and assured her family and friends that justice will prevail.”