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Banks set ablaze after Policeman Allegedly killed 3 Trailer Drivers in Apapa



Two commercial banks – Diamond and Sterling – were on Wednesday set ablaze, after a policeman attached to the Diamond bank allegedly shot three trailer drivers to death in the Apapa area of Lagos state.

PM News reports that the policeman shot a trailer driver who got into a scuffle with him when he refused to allow him (trailer driver) park in front of the bank since the entire Burma Road had been overtaken by indiscriminate parking by trailer and tanker drivers.

The policeman allegedly shot him and two other trailer drivers who intervened and they all died at the scene.

He later retreated into the bank. When the other trailer drivers demanded that he be brought out, the management refused and they proceeded to set it ablaze. The Sterling bank beside it also caught fire.

PUNCH reports that Policemen from Rapid Response Squad, anti-riot squad and Area B command, as well as operatives from the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECEOFT have been deployed to the scene of the incident.


  1. Moniker

    July 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Nigeria Police are always trigger happy. The lawlessness is across board. Juatice needs to be served. Even the truck drivers are also lawless in themselves.
    We are just a wild and angry people. All of us.

  2. mama zee

    July 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    most times i think their mental state isn’t stable so a psychological evaluation is what most police men should get before they resume duty and no one checks for alcohol level.. that too should be put in place otherwise there will be more senseless killings from senseless police men

  3. Victor Adegoke

    July 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    The law should take its course and those found guilty of partaking in the evil acts should face the music.

  4. Chichi

    July 20, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Reputation risk has crystallised for the banks…they have to mitigate it soonest

    • x-factor

      July 20, 2017 at 10:55 am

      The risk is on the arsonists, the Bank did the right thing by NOT turning the police man over

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