There was pandemonium in Ajah area of Lagos State on Sunday when a policeman attached to the Ajah Police Station shot dead a female lawyer, identified as Bolanle Raheem.
It was gathered that the incident threw the community into confusion as the officer, who was with a team of policemen, fled the scene.
He was, however, caught and detained by the police.
It was learnt that Raheem, her sister, and four children were coming from an eatery in their car around 11am when the cop tried to stop them.
The woman, according to reports, was trying to make a U-turn under Ajah bridge when the officer shot at her vehicle.
The bullet was said to have hit the deceased. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
The Languages State Police Command spokersperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident in a post on his Twitter page, adding that the officer is in custody.
“The officer involved in the shooting is an ASP; he has been arrested, detained, and will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, for further investigations,” he said.
He added that normalcy has been restored to the area.