A yet-to-be named policeman on Sunday morning allegedly opened fire on his colleagues at Onikan, Lagos state killing a yet to determined number of them.
The officer reportedly went berserk around 5am following a disagreement with other members of his team.
It was gathered that the trigger- happy cop hijacked their operational vehicle after shooting them and drove straight to Akoka in Yaba around 5am where he attempted to access a compound but couldn’t.
According to sources, the building had a metallic door and the policeman said to be attached to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) allegedly opened sporadic fire on the property to gain access.
Residents said they were frightened and took cover not knowing what was happening since it was still very early in the morning.
It was gathered that no fewer than 30 bullet holes were counted in the apartment, corridor and ceiling of the premises.
It was learnt that the policeman, who was in mufti, spotted black outfit and drove in a white escort van with siren, may have become more frustrated after his vehicle got stuck in a ditch when he made attempt to escape from the scene.
Sources said distress calls were made to the Bariga Police Division and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) who deployed operatives to the scene and restrained the ‘crazy shooter’.
From short videos obtained from residents, the trigger happy cop was screaming incoherent abusive words, a development suggestive of a possible mental illness.
He was heard alleging that some persons wanted to corrupt him and that he should be allowed to go home in the name of Jesus.
Contacted, the Lagos state police command spokesman, Bala Elkanah informed that the command was investigating the matter to understand what truly happened, adding that a statement would be released later.