A police operative attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environment, Sgt. Damilola Adeoye, who was injured by miscreants while on duty at Mike 12, is dead.
Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, made this known in a statement in which he said Sgt. Adeoye died in hospital in Lagos on Thursday.
Sgt. Adeoye was attacked on Wednesday by some hoodlums while operatives of the Taskforce were on ‘Save our Soul mission to Mile-12 area.
The Taskforce Chairman, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said those arrested claimed they were given cutlasses and broken bottles by their group leader at ‘Akani-modo’ to attack the operatives.
The police spokesman said the seven suspects arrested over the attack would, in addition to initial charges against them, be charged for murder.