2 in­jured as sol­diers, po­lice clash in Ogun

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ke­hinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta

There was a clash be­tween of­fi­cers of the Nige­rian Army and Spe­cial An­tiRob­bery Squad (SARS) of the Po­lice in Abeokuta, Ogun state cap­i­tal, leav­ing at least two per­sons se­verely in­jured.

The clash par­a­lyzed com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for sev­eral hours at the ever-busy Ibara Fly­over junc­tion called TAR­MAC while in­no­cent passers-by ran for safety.

Daily Trust gath­ered that trou­ble started when the SARS team stormed the TAR­MAC, a com­puter mar­ket, about 1.00pm to look for fraud­u­lent cus­tomers and spot­ted a mo­tor­cy­clist, Okada, car­ry­ing a man.

The Okada was stopped, and be­fore the man he car­ried could ex­plain him­self, the SARS men de­scended on him, but when the man iden­ti­fied him­self as an of­fi­cer of the mil­i­tary, the SARS men dis­ap­peared. The bat­tered Army of­fi­cer got his col­leagues and went af­ter the po­lice­men, chased them around the TAR­MAC, dragged one of them back to the scene and pounced on him too.

In the en­su­ing melee, the SARS team res­cued their mem­ber and took to their heels. The bat­tered Army of­fi­cer and his col­leagues vowed to fish out the armed po­lice­men, a de­vel­op­ment that led to par­tial clo­sure of the mar­ket.

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