Thursday, November 29, 2018

Suspected SARS Officer Shoots Dead LASTMA Official At Iyana Ipaja

A man suspected to be an officer of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS, popularly called SARS) has killed an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

The victim has been identified as Adeyemo Rotimi.

Mr Rotimi was murdered at Iyana-Ipaja at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday while on duty controlling traffic.

LASTMA took to its Twitter to confirm the death of the official on Thursday morning.

“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our gallant officers, Adeyemo Rotimi, who was murdered in cold blood by suspected FSARS operative while discharging his lawful duties at his point in Iyana Ipaja on the 28th of November, 2018,” the tweet read.

Residents who spoke with reporters said before the LASTMA official was killed, the SARS officer warned him.

Adejumo Kola, who was at the incident, said: “the SARS first warned the LASMA guy against stopping him but the guy was on top of his voice saying he was doing his job. This got the SARS offended and he killed the man after taking his gun from his car. We all scattered after hearing sound of the gun”

It was learnt that the SARS officer was driving a Honda Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).

Mr. Adeyemo was confirmed dead at Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital and his remains have been deposited in a mortuary in Yaba, Lagos.