The police command in Lagos has accused the Nigerian Army of failing to return two rifles and three magazines containing about 75 ammunition seized after some soldiers attacked two cops in the Ojo area of Lagos.
The spokesman for the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this on Wednesday.“The police have written to the army in Lagos that two rifles, three magazines with 75 ammunition were seized by the soldiers on the incident day.
We learnt they were yet to return the arms and ammunition because the GOC 81 Division Lagos has not given them directive for that effect,” said Mr Hundeyin.On August 3, some soldiers from Ojo Military Cantonment held up in traffic, allegedly assaulted three cops while controlling traffic and abducted two officers while the third escaped.
One of the officers became unconscious and was taken to the cantonment hospital, where he died.The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army described the incident as unfortunate, according to a statement issued by the division’s spokesman, Olaniyi Osoba.The other abducted officer is recuperating. “There is improvement in the health of the second police officer attacked by the soldiers. He has been moved to another hospital,” Mr Hundeyin said.(NAN)