On Wednesday, we reported that a teenager was allegedly shot and killed by a female Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer on the orders of her commander at a filling station in Festac Town Lagos. Click here if you missed it.
The spokesperson of NSCDC, Emmanuel Okeh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that no Civil Defence Officer was involved in the incident that led to the death of the boy. He said,
We received information from our Lagos State Command when we started seeing some online publications alleging that a female Civil Defence officer shot dead somebody in Lagos.
But from our investigation, we discovered that there was a shady deal at a filling station, the Forte Oil Filling Station in Lagos, at 21 Avenue Festac Town where the ‘Okada’ riders went to buy fuel.
They discovered that the filling station operatives were not actually attending to motorists and ‘okada’ people, rather they were dispensing mainly to black marketers with jerry cans, and other things.
The ‘okada’ riders themselves went to our office to lay the complaint.
Our special task force then moved to the station to ensure that area was coordinated and effectively monitored.
Okeh then said that the task force was in the process of carrying out its duty, when some hoodlums outside the filling station went on rampage, causing chaos which led to the shootings.
He said that full investigations have commenced and some arrests have been made.