Reports reaching Voice of Ndigbo indicate that a mob has reportedly set Sterling bank in Apapa, Lagos state on fire after a mobile policeman attached to the bank shot a tanker driver dead.
Sterling Bank Building on fire at Apapa
Banks in Apapa are shutting down and evacuating their personnel following the incident by protesting tanker drivers.
An eyewitness who spoke to us said the incident started when the tanker driver refused to give the police officer money which led to a heated argument and the officer fired by mistake.
The police officer fled the scene when he realized the driver was dead.
The tanker drivers who were angry chased the officer into the bank where he was been protected by security guards.
The bank’s refusal to give up the policeman provoked the drivers the more. The driver’s colleagues then moved to set the bank ablaze, destroying properties and other valuables.
At the time of this report, policemen from Rapid Response Squad (RRS), anti-riot squad and Area B command, as well as operatives from the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECEOFT have arrived at the scene.