A lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, is reported to have been shot and murdered at close range on Christmas Day by a rogue policeman attached to Ajiwe Police Division, Ajah.
The incident threw the community into confusion as the cop, who was with a team of policemen, fled the scene.
He was, however, caught and detained by the police.
Barrister Raheem, her sister, and four children were coming from an eatery in their car around 11am when the cop tried to stop them.
A source said the woman was trying to make a U-turn under the Ajah Bridge when the cop shot at her vehicle.
The bullet was said to have hit the victim; she was rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, adding that the officer was in custody.
He said, “The officer involved in the shooting is an ASP; he has been arrested, detained, and will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, for further investigations.”
Nigerians on Twitter have generally condemned the act of the demonic policeman who sent the young barrister to her early grave.
“That Ajiwe police station should be investigated. It seems that police station is filled with only bad eggs. They constantly terrorize us in this Ajah axis with their illegal roadblocks etc. So sad about the unwarranted killing of an innocent citizen.” – Anya Aku
“NBA must not let this slide. Police officers are too eager to oppress and brutalize citizens. I believe they are trained to look at citizens with disdain. Nigeria Police doesn’t just have a few bad eggs. The entire crate is rotten.” – Vincent
“The same Ajiwe police that killed Gafaru some weeks ago. @BenHundeyin the matter it clear you show now, that is not just the police officers there the station has been contaminated.” – Ayomide
“Omo this is the second time in the space of a month. Something needs to be done about those policemen. That’s how they continue to stop us illegally at that bridge instead of dealing with those thugs.” – Tomiwa
“Same Ajiwe police station that murdered a man two weeks ago in cold blood. @BenHundeyin didn’t give us the name of the officer and yet another case from same station. We need to really put an end to this madness.” – Wills
“Not a single private citizen living in Nigeria is safe!! It’s either Boko Haram, bandits, Unknown Gun Men, or Policemen. This woman was pregnant by the way.” – Ebuka