The Lagos State Police command has confirmed the arrest of two herdsmen who were responsible for the death of a man early Monday morning in Age Mowo, Badagry.
The state police PRO, Benjamin Hundeyin clarified that the cattle herders mistook a man for the conductor of the vehicle which led to his death.
Hundeyin in a statement via his twitter account shared:
A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Age Mowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows. The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.
The DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 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 the police station.
He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.