Sus­pected mil­i­tary man slit man’s throat in La­gos

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de­ceased on Wednesday.

Ef­forts to res­cue the vic­tim, who was taken to an emer­gency cen­tre for treat­ment, were said to have proved abortive.

One Sa­muel Ag­bo­lajo, who posted de­tails of the in­ci­dent on his

Face­book page, said po­lice­men from the Itire Po­lice Divi­sion ar­rested the sus­pect.

Ag­bo­lajo, how­ever, said the yet-tobe-iden­ti­fied mil­i­tary man was later re­leased in an al­leged bid to cover up the crime.

“Man slaugh­tered by a force man all be­cause of ar­gu­ment. The Itire Po­lice Sta­tion re­leased the sus­pect all be­cause he is a force man. We need the sup­port of fel­low Nige­ri­ans; they want to sweep this case un­der the car­pet.

Jus­tice must be served. #PCRC #NIGERIAPOL­ICE,” he wrote.

The state Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Bala Elkana, said, “We have no such case. I spoke with the Itire Divi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer and he said no such case was re­ported. Maybe it hap­pened in an­other lo­ca­tion, but not Itire.”

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