Pandemonium As Drunk Naval Rating Shot 3 In Ikorodu

There was pandemonium yesterday [Aug. 24] at Majidun area of Ikorodu as a Naval personnel allegedly shot three persons, leaving them in a critical condition.

Vanguard gathered that the incident occurred around 3p.m. at Tipper Park, when the Naval personnel, suspected to have been drunk, allegedly left his duty post to unwind and, thereafter, visited the park where he was playing with his gun, which went off and injured the three persons, who were going about their businesses at the park.

Vanguard learned that the incident resulted in pandemonium as business activities there were grounded for hours, while the victims were rushed to the hospital. Information was scanty at press time, but the victims were said to be in critical condition and were immediately referred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

The suspected naval rating was said to be one of the personnel mounting surveillance in the area to checkmate pipeline vandalism. Vanguard gathered that one of the victims was a tipper driver, while the others were yet to be identified.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Patricia Amadin, confirmed the report, adding that the suspect had been arrested and was currently being detained at Naval Base, Ikorodu, while investigations into the matter continue.

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