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Ikorodu resident narrates how policeman shot underage girl dead over Yahoo boy’s iPhone

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A resident of Adamo bus-stop, Ikorodu, Lagos, where a policeman shot dead a 14-year-old school girl on Monday, has narrated what transpired.

The resident, Fabian Mani, took to Twitter to narrate the incident.

He wrote, “A policeman just killed a young girl this evening in my area.

“They (policemen) stopped people at the bus stop to search, for whatever reason.

“They got a guy’s iPhone and insisted he’s a Yahoo boy because he uses an iPhone.

“The guy struggled with them to get his phone.

“One of the policemen carelessly took off the safety from his gun and mistakenly fired and the bullet went straight to a little girl of 14 years, that was by her mum’s shop washing dishes.

“She was still in her uniform.

“What was her crime?? I’m so sad right now.”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident.

“Yes, a young girl was shot dead by a policeman from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Panti.

“I don’t want to preempt their motive to the area, but I believe they were there on surveillance.

“The policeman who fired the shot is in our custody. We are investigating the matter,” Daily Sun quoted him as saying.

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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