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Angry Hawkers Stone KAI Official To Death In Lagos

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An official of the Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, identified as Moshood Ayeni has lost his life after angry hawkers in Lagos state stoned him and his team at Iyana-Oworo area of the state.

It was reported that the KAI official and his team had arrested some hawkers identified as Jeremiah Nnana and Orich Nwofokoh who displayed their wares in traffic prior to the mob action which led to the death of the officer.

Confirming the sad incident, the agency’s spokesperson, Alabi Rahmat, in a statement issued disclosed that it was gathered that the mob pelted the KAI official vehicle with stones, one of which hit the deceased and fell him from the moving vehicle.

“The enforcement officials were returning from an assignment when they saw the traders and tried to do their jobs. They saw the traders hawking in traffic by Car Wash and arrested Jeremiah Nnana and Orich Nwofokoh both selling sausage and phone accessories.

“The suspects were taken into the agency’s vehicle marked KRD643DS. Suddenly their colleagues, who had escaped came back and pelted the officials with stones. The hawkers started shouting and calling the KAI officials thief.

“The stones thrown by the rampaging hawkers hit the victim on his head inside the vehicle and he fell down and became unconscious.”

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The deceased was reported to have been rushed to the Lagos State emergency centre from where he was referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital however pronounced the officer dead on arrival.

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