A mob yesterday shot dead Police Corporal Sunday David for allegedly killing two persons in Agege, Lagos.
The mob killed Sunday, who was in mufti, as he tried to flee after his allegedly dastardly act.
David, popularly known as Iku Sunday, who was attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SARS), was shot in the forehead and neck on Salawu Street, Orile-Agege.
His assailants, it was learnt, caught up with him in traffic around Elere, pursued him up to Salawu Street and shot him.
It was gathered that his blood was splattered on the seats of his newly bought Toyota Camry saloon car; the side glass and the open roof were shattered.
A resident in the neighbourhood said the incident occurred around 3pm, adding that Sunday’s killers did not remove anything from him.
She said the police found the corporal’s remains behind his steering with bullet wound on his neck.
According to an eyewitness, the corporal had a pistol in his pocket, an AK47 rifle in his car’s boot, a gold necklace and cash, but they were not taken by his killers.
It was gathered that Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives and officers from Elere Police Division, took his body to the Ikeja General Hospital morgue.
“It was at the point of searching that the police realised he was one of their own. The man shot two people, one in the chest and the other in the neck.
“He lives around here and they said he was running when those chasing him caught up with him in traffic and killed him.
“We heard that nothing was taken from his car. The people he shot were rushed to the hospital but we later heard they died in the hospital,” she said.
Another eyewitness told The Nation that the late policeman opened fire on the victims on a football pitch.
A source said the late Sunday, who is survived by three children, is in trouble because of the guns found on him.
According to the senior police officer, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase has directed that policemen should never take guns home.
The officer said investigations would show how the late corporal, who was yet to report to his new place of assignment at SARS Ikorodu, came about the guns.
“It is a serious issue. He has been posted to Ikorodu for over one week now but he has not reported there. We are yet to know how he had two guns in his possession and what he was doing with them.
“Just the fact that he had those guns means dismissal. Because the IGP has been warning since last year that no policeman should take weapons home after duty.
“We cannot say it was armed robbery since his attackers did not take anything from him. He had two guns, a gold chain, and money bit none was touched.
“They just killed him and ensured he was dead. I do not know the condition of the people he shot but I heard one died in the hospital,” said the police source.
Police spokesman Joseph Offor, a Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP), said one of the victims was responding to treatment. The other did not survive.
According to Offor, the corporal was driving with his friend identified as Taiwo Balogun before they were shot by unknown assailants.
“One Raheem Sulaiman of 18, Adeyinka Road, Orile Agege sustained gunshot wound on the neck.
“Corpses of the dead have been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital for autopsy. The injured is receiving treatment at the Ikeja General Hospital.
“Investigation is ongoing and the matter will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Panti,” he said.