The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two herders for allegedly killing a commercial bus driver around Agemowo, in the Badagry area of Lagos State.
The state police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the two herders whose names were not given allegedly committed the crime after the driver rammed his commercial vehicle and killed one of the cows the two men were herding in the area.
Hundeyin said, “A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows. The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the bus conductor, resulting in his death. Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.
“The DPO, Morogbo division, assisted by soldiers from the 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry, successfully cleared the obstruction. Normalcy has since returned to the area. It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in a police station.
“He did not make it out of the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.”