A mob has reportedly set ablaze buildings of two banks – Sterling and Diamond – located in Apapa, Lagos, after a policeman attached to one of the banks allegedly shot dead a tanker driver.
The fracas reportedly began when the unidentified mobile policeman objected to the parking of a tanker in front of the bank.
The driver was said to have refused to move the tanker, which led the mobile policeman to shoot sporadically into the air.
ThisDay reports that one of the pellets hit the driver who bled to death at the scene of the incident.
Angered by the incident, the mob, most of which were said to be the driver’s colleagues, reportedly set the bank on fire and also the nearby bank building when they learned that the policeman was hiding there.
It was gathered that the trailer drivers had indiscriminately parked in front of the bank.
Policemen from Rapid Response Squad, anti-riot squad and Area B command, as well as operatives from the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECEOFT have been deployed to the scene of the incident.