DSS Denies Involvement In Killing Of Man At Lagos Fuel Station

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Department of State Services (DSS) has refuted claims that its agents shot and killed a man at a gas station in Lagos State.

It was reported that a man named Toheeb Eniafe was allegedly shot and killed on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, by security agents at a gas station in the Obalende area of Lagos while trying to buy fuel.

The DSS, in response to the allegation, stated that any inquiries regarding the incident should be directed to the police.

The statement reads: “The story that two DSS staff allegedly fired at a member of the public in a filling station and were also attacked by an angry mob in Obalende area of Lagos is NOT TRUE. The Police PRO in Lagos may be contacted for further enquiries on the incident, please.”

In the same vein, the Lagos State Police Command has identified the police officer involved in the incident.

The news of the identification was revealed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Thursday, May 2nd.

“The person behind the shooting has been identified as a police officer serving at Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 17, Lion Building, Lagos,” he said.

“Investigation is still ongoing and further findings will be made available.

“Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command is working with the family of the deceased to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice,” he added.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.