Police identify officer who shot Lagosian to death during fuel line melee

The Lagos State Police Command says it has identified the officer who shot dead a young man, Toheeb Eniafe, at a petrol station on Wednesday.

DAILY POST recalls that Eniafe, during a queue at the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, filling station in Ikoyi, challenged security officers for avoiding the fuel queue.

It was learned that the deceased Eniafe and some other customers of the gas station, who were queuing, resisted the security agents to buy fuel, insisting that they should join the queue.

The incident angered the officers and led to a fight in which one of them allegedly shot Eniafe and fled.

According to eyewitnesses, the officers were wearing personalized T-shirts from the Department of State Services, DSS. But the secret police had since stated that none of its officers were involved in the incident.

Reacting, State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a post on X on Thursday, said the officer had been identified.

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

“The 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 no miscarriage of justice occurs.”