Youths in Ozoro, a community in Delta state on Monday morning August 3, staged a protest over what they described as incessant harassment by the police in the community.
The protest however took a different turn after it became violent and in the process, a police officer allegedly fired a shot to disperse the protesters. The bullet however hit one of the protesting youth, killing him instantly.
Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said an investigation has commenced into the incident.
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A 35-year-old man, Ajibola Olaoye, has been confirmed dead in a gas explosion that took place at Alafia bus stop beside Atlas, in Orile Iganmu, Lagos state on Monday, August 3. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said four other persons sustained various degrees of injuries. “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that there was an explosion from a gas cylinder used in welding a truck flatbed with an unknown registration number. The explosion was a result of gas leakage from the cylinder. However, an adult male (Ajibola Olaoye, 35yrs) lost his life at the scene of the incident and four adult males sustained injuries and had been rushed to the hospital before the arrival of emergency responders. The dead victim was bagged by the LRT and handed over to his family in the presence of Officers of the Nigerian Police Force from Amukoko Division.”Okunbor said This incident comes less than a week after two persons died in a gas explosion in Ajao estate in Lagos.