There was pandemonium on Thursday in the Olomore axis of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force allegedly shot two traders.
The SARS operatives were reported to have stormed Olomore Pepper Market while chasing an internet fraudster also known as Yahoo boy, who ran into the market.
Findings showed that stray bullets from the SARS officers’ gunshots hit two pepper sellers in the market during the chase.
An eye witness identified simply as Adamu told The PUNCH that one of the victims was shot in the head and the other was shot in the leg.
Adamu said the victims had been rushed to a nearby hospital.
There has been no confirmation that the victim shot in the head died as of the time of filing this report but the other victim it was gathered is being treated at the undisclosed hospital.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had yet to reply a text message sent to his phone and several calls made to his phone were not answered as of the time of filing this report.