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Lagos Police allegedly shoots mum dead while trying to shoot at a “Yahoo Boy”

           woman shot dead by police
Chidi Okereke has taken to Twitter to share the story of how a mother was shot dead during a chase between a Lagos Police Officer and an unidentified man accused of being a “Yahoo Boy”.
According to multiple reports on
twitter, the deceased Identified as “Mama Ayo” and two other persons were hit by stray bullets, after the officer fired a shot at the Onipanu Toll Gate, when the alleged Yahoo Boy tried to escape during questioning.
woman shot dead by police
The deceased 13 year old boy witnessed the shooting and has cried out for justice.
The woman’s death reportedly triggered outrage as witnesses demanded the identity of the officer who fired the gun, and he was later identified simply as Tboy attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Chidi Okereke’s claims were backed by another Twitter user Olorunloye (@naijapasito) who confirmed that the deceased was his mother.
A police called Tboy SARS Shot my mother while chasing Yahoo boys toll gate i want justice @PoliceNG_PCRRU @policeng
At the time this report was filed, the deceased had been deposited in a morgue. Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command had neither acknowledged the tweets nor issued a statement.
Also, Okereke added that angry residents were threatening to take to the streets to demand justice for the deceased’s family.
See the tweets:
This woman was shot by policemen stationed at Onipanu Toll Gate. I'm going to the closest police station witH them. Cc @PoliceNG. RT pic.twitter.com/UtawDenjNh
.@PoliceNG GRAPHIC. They're demanding the policeman who shot her be produced. I'm appealing for calm. (Who knows what happens in situations like this?) pic.twitter.com/I1EhDvRUWU
Onipanu is going to be hot tonight. I wish there were more neutral people appealing for calm. The boys want blood.
Her son who is about 12 - 14 is here. He is distraught
Apparently, some guy who they stopped (and claimed is a Yahoo boy) tried to escape. They opened fire. Stray bullet killed her & hit 2 others
I just want to know the cop that shot her. So I can go home.
TBoy. That is the name the policeman who shot @naijapasito's mom is known with.
They have taken her to the Yaba morgue. I'll be checking @naijapasito's TL as events unfold. The policeman who shot her must be identified
This evening, I held the body of a dead woman and wished I could restore her life, for her wailing son, brother and sisters.
I was in the middle of a melee between an angry mob and the police. Multiple shots were fired, and I realized how messed up Nigeria is.

You don't even need to do anything risky to die. One minute you're selling your market at a toll gate, next minute a stray bullet hits you.
GRAPHIC IMAGE: Dear @PoliceNG, the name of the officer who snuffed the life out of this woman is TBoy. He's stationed at Onipanu. Find him. pic.twitter.com/8vlFmYbVub
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